Del Mar Mesa Preserve
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Distance of Hike: 4.5 miles https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/del_mar_mesa.pdf
Elevation Gain: 350 Feet
This 4.5 mile hike through the multiple habitats of the Del Mar Mesa Preserve is a hidden gem found right along the I – 56 corridor. From the back of the Intuit Complex of buildings, the hike descends the canyon on the Deer Creek Trail to connect to the Tunnel 4 Trail along several streambeds and through a tunnel of mature chaparral. The Trail ascends to a lovely Eucalyptus Grove, then a loop along the Bow Tie Trail and finally returning on the Fire Road back to the Deer Creek Trail. Total hike should be less than 3 hours.
Hiking poles recommended
Directions: Exit I – 56 freeway at Camino Del Sur and head south for one block. Turn right onto Torrey Santa Fe Road and go about ¾ of a mile to just past the Intuit Business Complex. Take the 2nd left and follow Arroyo Grande Road to where it curves and becomes Sierra Mesa Court. Park on the street. The trailhead begins between the houses.