February is a short month, but hike we will! This time at Crestridge Ecological Reserve in El Cajon. We'll see many interesting architectural details and enjoy its sweeping views.
Known to be a breeding and feeding habitat for numerous raptors, Crestridge has over four miles of moderate-to-easy hiking trails, is family and dog-friendly, and has a long history dating back thousands of years. The area known to be a breeding and feeding habitat for numerous raptors. Join us as we discover this historical oasis on a scenic stroll.
Where: Crestridge Ecological Reserve, El Cajon
When: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m.
Distance: 3 miles, approximately 2 hours
Elevation Change: 450 feet
Dog-Friendly: Yes (leashed)
Meet at: Crestridge Ecological Reserve, 1175 Horsemill Rd, El Cajon, CA 92021 (map)
Directions & Parking: From I-8 east, take exit 20 for Greenfield Drive toward Crest. Turn right onto Greenfield Drive. Turn left onto La Cresta Road. Continue on La Cresta Road for 3.1 miles, then turn left onto Mountain View Road. Follow Mountain View Road for 1.2 miles, then turn left onto Horsemill Road. The trailhead will be at the end of Horsemill Road (approximately .6 mile). Park on the street. Please be careful not to obstruct anyone’s driveway.
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Please wear appropriate shoes, bring plenty of water, sun protection and a snack. Remember, hike at your own risk.