Trails Current Info

December 21, 2012

Egrets Are Back For the Winter

Tijuana River Valley, December 21, 2012: We spotted White Egrets back in the valley this week, and saw several along the trails today. These gawky-looking, giant and yet elegant birds always feel like good luck is coming to me soon. Enjoy!  A fitting thing to see on the Mayan catastrophe on today’s calendar.  The image

September 25, 2012

"Navy" Trails Opening & BFSP Corrals Repaired

Tijuana River Estuary September 25, 2012: The trail sections in the NW corner of the park are being reopened after volunteers re-marked the overgrown trails. Clearing will continue by park agencies until completed. You may ride these Navy area trails now. Use your TRVEA maps to find them. The corrals at Border Field State Parks

July 03, 2012

Trails: July 3 2012

Tijuana River Valley, July 3, 2012: Most valley trails are passable to very good. Information is received from other riders, so might not be accurate. Mosquitoes reported none to light, reported mostly dawn and dusk; ticks reported by one hiker, but no other reports. Branches and trees fall sporadically so be aware. Cathedral: open, Brian’s

June 07, 2012

Trails: June 2012

Tijuana River Valley, June 7, 2012: Most valley trails are passable to very good. Conditions improve almost daily. Cathedral: open, some low canopy, tight brush, trash at west end, nasturtium heaven Brian’s Bride Path: open, 100-yd dried clay rough footing Sherwood Forest: open Diagonal / Jurassic: blocked east end with tree and mud Monument Rd

November 20, 2011

Trails: Thanksgiving 2011

Nov 20, 2011, Tijuana River Valley: Rain in November has made nearly all forest canopy trails impassable. Perl Trail North and Cathedral might be passable if no rain occurs between today and Thanksgiving. All trails on roads or in the open areas are mostly excellent footing, especially when there is no rain for 3-4 consecutive days. BFSP

April 22, 2011

Dazzling Flowers Peaking – Trails Easter Weekend

Update, April 29, 2011: Cathedral Trail is open full length, with some trash to sidestep at the west end. Nasturtiums are blooming. Brian’s Bridle Path Trail is open full length with good footing. However, the trail is “primitive” in sections; watch for washed-out large holes (path is established through them), washouts appear unexpectedly when thick overgrowth hides them. Head level

September 04, 2010

Blu Has a Very Tough Afternoon – Trail Talk

Emma submitted this story after a dramatic afternoon. These are her words, except where the sentence is enclosed by brackets [ … ]. Emma R. (me) and Jenny (my horse) and Tami S. and Blu (Tami’s horse), went on a nice trail ride. Wide trail, we rode side by side most of the way, also

August 12, 2010

August Trail Conditions

August 12, 2010: All trails except the following trails are reported to be open: Willow Link (heavy brush); Three Corners (flood wiped out); portions of Sunset Trail (near Three Corners & Willow Link). However, Sunset Spur is an excellent adventure as you ride between two vibrant estuaries. Duck Pond Trail & Loop are open, but under-ridden and beginng

May 24, 2010

Foals Running on Trails

May 23, 2010: CL reports that some riders are ponying their mares with foals unhaltered. No rules prohibit this. The foals are curious and might approach you. Know your horse’s reactions!

May 21, 2010

ByPass Open on Beach Trail

May 18, 2010: JG reports there is a bypass trail along the Beach Trail, created by the border patrol, that skirts the still-flooded section north of the county park ranger station. Watch for rebar steel stakes.  With the bypass you can ride from Sherwood Forest trails, cross Dairy Mart Bridge, and ride to the south side of the river without having to be