HIKE FLORIDA CANYON-BALBOA PARK
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:30am
One of our members suggested that we hike the Florida Canyon. It has been done in the past. I have been to Balboa Park many many times in the years we have lived here. However I sadly admit that I never really have been to Florida Canyon off Morley Field. I decided to check it out! I hiked “hither and thither”(is this really a word ?).
The trails are short and varied throughout the canyon off Florida Drive and intercept with each other. Additional hiking is readily available, also,on the more manicured green space past the tennis courts. It was surprisingly delightful! And I was sorry I had not discovered it before. So let's give it a try!
More information: 3 miles or so
Dogs allowed on leash
Bring water sunscreen and hat
Hiking poles are helpful in the canyon
Bring a chair and a nosh to visit afterwards
There many ways to get here. My suggestion is: take 163 South and get off at Park Boulevard. Turn left and go down Park Boulevard until you get to Zoo Drive on the left and Morley Field Drive to the right. Turn right and continue past Florida Drive to the entrance to Morley Field on the right. Park either in front of the tennis courts or take the first right into Morley Field towards the dog park and there's additional parking there.
Rita Bierman 858-232-3239
Darlene Haworth 619-886-0234