Rose Canyon Open Space Park

Rose Canyon Open Space Park

Rose Canyon Open Space Park is open to hikers, mountain bikers and dogs on leash. This area contains many interacting habitats unique to Southern California. Coastal sage scrub and chaparral cover hills and fields, an oak woodland works along the north-facing hillsides, while a very rare riparian habitat runs the length of the park.

The Rose Creek watershed is local in nature extending no further east than Scripps Ranch. The creek naturally meanders around the canyon floor, which continues to deepen and widen until it drains into Mission Bay.

Wildlife in this area includes raccoons, skunks, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, and mule deer. The raptors flying above Rose Canyon are some of the most majestic animals anywhere, including many varieties of owls and large hawks.

• Dogs must be on leash
• Please clean up after your dog

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