Scheduled Hikes for 2002

 "Area", "Trip" and corresponding page numbers listed for each hike refer to descriptions in Jerry Schad's book "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County". It can be purchased at any major bookstore or online.

  Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve

Date:   May 19, 2002  09:00 AM -  05:00 PM
Hike Group:   San Diego Trail Tramps
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Location:    10-12 miles NE of Escondido, near Valley Center
 Description:  1712-acre Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve, a nature lover's dream, (NOT to be confused with Hellhole Canyon out in the desert), is located east of Valley Center. Car pools will depart San Diego by 9:15 am. Target time to meet at the trail head is 10:30 am. Hiking distance will be about 5.0 miles roundtrip and take about 2.5 hours, plus breaktimes. Elevation gain/loss is a steep 700'/700'. The flora, fauna and great North County vistas/views await! For more detailed info. on the area, refer to "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" by J.Schad, 1998 Edition, Area C-2 Escondido, Trip 7, pp.62-64. Also, check out our Maps of the area.

Click here on Hike Photos and check out the photo collection from one of our previous hikes there in Feb, 1999.