Ten Great San Diego Hikes for Winter

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The San Diego Natural History Museum and the Canyoneers, pre-COVID, provided excellent nature hikes and guidance. Hopefully, once the vaccine becomes more available, The Canyoneers can begin leading the nature hikes throughout San Diego again. In the meantime, they have provided the following information and a list of Ten Great Hikes for Winter.

“This winter, scout out some new trails with help from the Canyoneers, museum-trained naturalists and volunteer trail guides.

With the passing of summer and fall heat, many areas in San Diego County become lovelier and easier to visit. Numerous bird species either winter in our region or pass through, making this season ideal for birding. The desert starts coming alive with the seasonal rains that simultaneously swell our rivers and ponds while prompting early wildflowers to bloom.

Whether hiking in an urban environment, open grasslands, among desert views, or along free-flowing rivers, there is plenty to enjoy on winter trails in San Diego County. Here, our Canyoneers recommend their favorite seasonal hikes where you can stretch your legs, bond with nature, and refresh your senses.

In selecting these hikes, the Canyoneers took into consideration the width of the trails to allow for social distancing. Of course, before heading out, check to see if the trail is open to the public; be sure you’re prepared. We hope you find a new trail to love, or an old favorite to appreciate once again.”

Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum for more details about the winter hikes. San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer Hikes

I’ve personally done the Pedestrian Bridge Tour (7-Bridges Hike), Mission Trails Regional Park (Visitor Center Loop) and Lake Miramar Reservoir. I’m hoping to do more and add some of these to the San Diego Walking Group as weekend walks. If there are any walks or hikes you’d like to do as a group, please reach out. Looking forward to when this most recent shutdown is over to begin adding walks back to the calendar. To enjoy moderate walks with others, please join the San Diego Walking Meetup Group!

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