GOODAN RANCH/SYCAMORE CANYON OPEN SPACE RESERVE (EAST)
Saturday, MAY 5, 2018 @9:30AM
The hike is a mixture of terrains…scrub, chaparral, and oak woodlands. Scattered ranches, barns, orchards and horses can be seen along the trail and they serve as a symbol of its historic past.The Goodan family bought the ranch in 1938 and in time it became a haven for family and friends. It is now jointly owned by Poway, Santee, San Diego county and the department of fish and game. It is 1700 acres of hills, vegetation and wildlife that surrounds the 325 acre Goodan Ranch. It sustained much damage during the 2003 fires, but much restoration has occurred.
Distance: 4 miles
Dogs on leash ok
Facilities at ranger station during the hike
Please register on the website
Please bring water, hat, and sunscreen
Hiking poles would be quite helpful
Please bring a chair and a snack to visit after the hike
The hike is rated moderate
Address for the Gooden Ranch staging area: 16281 Sycamore Canyon Rd., Poway
Interstate 15 to Poway Rd. (East) Bear right onto Garden Road. Turn right(south) at Sycamore Canyon Road. Sycamore Canyon Road terminates at the Gooden branch staging area.
Rita Bierman 858-232-3239
Darlene Haworth 619-886-0234