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Mission Trails, San Diego

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#3 of 8 in Golf in San Diego
Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses over 6,100 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.

Centrally located and only eight miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a quick, natural escape from the urban hustle and bustle.

Mission Trails Regional Park has been called the third Jewel in the City of San Diego Park System. Along with Balboa Park and Mission Bay, it provides San Diego residents and visitors a way to explore the cultural, historical, and recreational aspects of San Diego.

Started in 1974, Mission Trails Regional Park has become one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Originally used by the Kumeyaay, the park is the site of the Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

With over 40 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake, numerous informative hikes, and a state-of-the-art Visitor & Interpretive Center, Mission Trails Regional Park has something to offer everyone.
For travelers who use our international travel planner, San Diego holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mission Trails and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Mission Trails / Cows mountain are the best places to go Hiking inside the City. The best part is dogs with leash are welcomed on the mountain. Woo Hoo or Bow Wow!  more »
  • Stunning flora around the place (if you like desert terrain), very quiet and peaceful. I wouldn't go here on a hot day but otherwise it is a nice retreat from the city  more »

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