The fall has - sort of - arrived, signaled by pumpkin-flavored everything and cooler temperatures in the morning. That means it's time to head off for some mountain trails! Our next adventure will take us to The Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve.
This moderate hike offers more than 10 miles of trails leading to beautiful mountain views. We'll see plenty of wildlife along the way and learn about the history surrounding the ranch. In step with the season, there will also be plenty of time to exchange a creepy story or two with a fellow creative.
Where: Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve Loop
Distance: 7 miles, approximately 4 hours
Elevation Change: 1,630 feet
Dog-Friendly: Yes, on-leash
Address: Highway 67 staging area, 13920 Highway 67, Lakeside, CA 92040 (map)
Parking: Drive down the dirt road (which is a bit bumpy but otherwise well-maintained), and look for the large parking area. The trail head is located at the southwestern end of the parking lot.
Email Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Please wear good shoes, bring plenty of water, sun protection, and a snack. Remember that you hike on your own risk.