Today was the perfect day for a walk at Mission Trails Regional Park.
It’s February. The sun was out . . . a pleasant breeze . . . temperature low 70’s.
The trails were almost dry after our recent winter rain. The footing was neither muddy nor dusty.
Best of all: plenty of green!
Most of the year the native vegetation covering San Diego’s undeveloped landscape is dry and drab. But in the spring or after winter storms there’s a transformation. Today, the grass near much of the trail was bright green!
My walk started from the paved Father Junipero Serra Trail at the trailhead south of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground. I headed up the Kwaay Paay East Trail, which skirts private residential property before sharply turning and commencing a fairly steep climb. At a junction with the main Kwaay Paay Peak Trail, I turned back down toward the original trailhead, to complete a loop that’s a little less than one mile long.
Here’s a trail map.
I’ve called this a “walk” even through it’s really a wilderness hike. I’d say in places the hike is moderately difficult. You can see in my photos what the trail is like.
You can also see how beautiful it is!
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