The County of San Diego, along with its partners developed the Otay Regional Trail Alignment Study finalized in 2020.

The goal of this multi-agency project is to create a coordinated and sustainable trail system that will provide quality recreational trail connections while balancing the need to protect sensitive environmental resources. 

The trails and potential staging areas under consideration for further environmental analysis, as approved by the study partners are illustrated in this map. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently underway for this project.

The Otay Regional Trail Alignment Study provides a planning framework for future development of approximately 80.5 linear miles of trails and pathways within an interconnected trail system among the communities of Eastlake, Otay Ranch, Rolling Hills Ranch, Bella Lago, San Miguel Ranch, and Jamul (within the County of San Diego), along with nine separate ecological preserves and habitat management areas in the East Otay Trail Alignment Study area.

The Program and Project analyzed in the EIR includes conceptual plans for 13 new trails and pathways that would provide opportunities for recreation including hiking, biking and horseback riding. Seven staging areas and two trailheads are also proposed to provide access to trails and pathways from various parts of the study area.

For further information, contact Land Use/Environmental Planner Juliette Orozco at 619-777-3203 or Juliette.Orozco@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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