Parks and Rec

Improved Trail System Opens at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park

Take a hike on the newly restored and unified trail system at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.

The County celebrated a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the 22.5-mile trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park on Saturday. The event also marked the opening of the Dairy Mart Pond Overlook, a 1,200-square-foot wooden deck that offers visitors scenic views and a better look at the hundreds of birds that wing across the Pacific Flyway.

Native vegetation was being damaged by park users who went off trail, so County Parks and Recreation worked with more than 20 jurisdictions, agencies and community groups to create the improved trail system and strike a balance between protecting the environment and giving park visitors a chance to enjoy all that nature has to offer at the park.

The new overlook is the latest in a long list of amenities for the 1,800-acre park which include a bird blind, bird and butterfly garden, community garden and a large sports facility. Plus, its trails are open to hikers, bikers, horseback riders and birdwatchers.

Learn more about the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, including location and hours, at sdparks.com.

Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact