A Winning Way to Tour Trails

In honor of National Parks and Recreation Month, we’re excited to launch our first-ever Tour Our Trails Challenge. Comprised of 15 hikes, this progressive hiking challenge starts with five easy hikes, followed by five moderate hikes and five that are considered tough.

Participants will adventure to some of our most popular and picturesque parks – from the creek bed of Los Penasquitos County Preserve, to the hard-earned summit of El Cajon Mountain. Trails meander through valleys, mountains, deserts – even the coast – and most can be enjoyed by foot, bike and horse traffic. 

Prizes will be awarded in every category, to include commemorative stickers, reusable water bottles, canvas bags and a fabric-stitched patch! 

The Tour Our Trails Challenge booklets will be available at most County properties mid-late July. There is no cost to participate and no end date; the challenge will run through 2020 and while supplies last. 

NOTE: Check back for updates, and for booklet pick-up locations. Some items have been delayed due to complications caused by COVID-19.

Steps to participate:

  1. Pick your park – found below, or through our paper booklet available late July
  2. Snap a photo of yourself on-site, based on our photo opp recommendation
  3. Once you have a book, sign and date the page for every trail you hiked


5 Easy Trails 

  • San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
  • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
  • Guajome Regional Park
  • Ramona Grasslands County Preserve
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon County Preserve

5 Moderate Trails 

  • Stelzer County Park
  • Del Dios Highlands County Preserve
  • Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch
  • Wilderness Gardens County Preserve
  • El Monte County Park

5 Tough Trails 

  • Santa Ysabel County Preserve
  • Volcan Mountain County Preserve
  • Hellhole Canyon County Preserve
  • Mt. Gower County Preserve
  • El Capitan County Preserve
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