Mission Trails Regional Park

Mission Trails Regional Park

Photo Credit: Jayna McLeod
Photo Credit: Jayna McLeod

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, California 92119
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Local Phone: (619) 668-3281
E-mail: mtrp@mtrp.org

Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses over 7,200 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres and is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. 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 city.

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 was originally used by the Kumeyaay tribe, and is the site of the Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

With over 65 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake, numerous informative hikes, and a stunning Visitor and Interpretive Center, Mission Trails Regional Park offers something for everyone.

• Dogs must be kept on leash.

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