Trails Current Info

November 30, 2016

Trail Conditions as of Nov 22 2016 – Update Nov 30

Same conditions as November 22, with the following updates after rain: Canopy trails on south side of the river are shallow mud and slippery in few sections, but generally very good footing. PERL Trail (in Sleepy Hollow): running river water throughout. Footing not known. Recommend not using this trail. END.  

November 22, 2016

Trail Conditions as of Nov 22 2016

Trail Conditions: SPECIAL NOTE: New valley-wide trail maps are in the final stages of approval. Until officially released, we will continue to use the original trail names. Also, Mountain Bikes are allowed on all trails except for Cathedral and Brian’s Bridle Path. Also, a section from the Saturn ponds and overlook to the trail head

November 17, 2016

Trail Conditions as of Nov 10 2015

Trail Conditions SPECIAL NOTE: The high winds of November 15 and 16 likely will have knocked over many trees throughout the trail system. Be prepared to turn around and take an alternate trail. Volunteer and County crews often clear these obstacles within a couple of weeks depending on the size of the fallen trees.  

March 21, 2015

Trail Conditions March 20, 2015

Reports come from members writing to us at john.trvea@gmail.com. Most trails are open, and most are in good condition with the exception of the following: Effie May Crossing: (City & County) closed due to uncertain water Brennan’s Bypass (City): closed due to uncertain water Sunflower Trail (County): closed by debris (.7 mile) Saturn Link (County): closed by

February 01, 2015

What’s the Story on the “Horse Bridge” Across Smugglers?

January 31, 2015, Smugglers Gulch: One of the questions heard most often is about the origin and name of the culvert-style bridge across Smugglers Channel, just south of Brennan’s Bypass Trail. Carolyn Powers was key in making this bridge. She said that equestrians and farmers long understood the need for an alternate crossing, especially during heavy rain when the

July 20, 2014

Important Detour Summer & Fall 2014

July, 2014, Important Detour: The City of San Diego did not re-open Effie May Crossing or Saturn Link after their river dredging work ended in May. For those riders bivouacked or using staging on the north side of the river, County Parks is asking that you detour Effie May Crossing by crossing south on the

April 09, 2014

Trail Conditions April 2014

Trail Conditions, April 9, 2014: As of today, most trails are open, and most are in good condition with the exception of the following: Effie May Crossing (City): closed by channel dredging (You’ll need to use either bridge to cross the river; OR ride through Diagonal Trail (Jurassic), then cross the dry-riverbed on PERL Trail

September 23, 2013

Trail Conditions: September 2013

September 21, 2013: Most trails are open, and most are in good condition with the exception of the following: Effie May Crossing (City): closed for channel dredging (You’ll need to use either bridge to cross the river; OR ride to Diagonal Trail (Jurassic), then cross the dry-riverbed on PERL Trail to Four Corners, and vice-versa

May 27, 2013

Trail Conditions: May 2013

May 27, 2013: Most trails are open, most are in good to fair condition, with the exception of the following: Sunflower Trail (County): closed by debris Saturn Link (County): closed by debris Wycliffe Trail (County): closed by debris Three Corners (CA): closed by erosion Second Crossing (CA): closed by water hazards New Trail: Bunker Hill