Los Penasquitos

Los Penasquitos Canyon County Preserve

12020 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-7504

Hours: 8 a.m. – sunset, daily
Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset, daily. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25. The staging area at Black Mountain Road is open to both vehicle and equestrian parking.

Rich in history, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve features an adobe ranch house built in 1823 by the recipient of the first Mexican land grant in San Diego County. The house was enlarged in 1862, and in 2006 it became a National Historic and Archaeological District. Spanning 3,700 acres, the preserve offers hiking, biking and equestrian trails.


  • More than 10 miles of non-motorized multi-use trails
  • Staging areas
  • Historic Adobe Ranch House
  • Community garden
  • Weddings and special event spaces
  • ADA portable restroom

Visit the News & Events page for park events, updates and closures.