REI 2017 #OptOutside Hike – Gonzales Canyon
November 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Looking to walk off some of Thanksgiving dinner? Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Diego Canyonlands, and City of San Diego Open Space Park Rangers as we participate in REI’s movement to #OptOutside this Black Friday and explore Gonzales Canyon!
Learn how to identify unique native plants, the importance of our urban canyons to our ecosystem, and discover how you can get more involved in our beautiful open spaces.
Meet at the Sword Way Trailhead at 9 AM (directions listed below). It’s recommended to bring water, sturdy shoes, and a hat/ sunscreen.
Please contact Ana Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We can’t wait to see you there!
Meet at the Sword Way trail head of the Gonzales Canyon Open Space Park. From the I-5 freeway: Take the Del Mar Heights Rd exit, go east on Del Mar Heights road about 1.4 miles. Turn left on Lansdale Dr, go .5 mile. Turn left on Sword Way, follow Sword Way north until you come to a tall chain-link fence on the left, continue to the curve where the chain-link fence ends. The Sword Way trailhead is here. There is plenty of street parking.
From I-15: Take the Ted Williams parkway/56 exit. Go west on CA56 for 6 miles. Take the Carmel Valley Road exit, turn right on Carmel Valley Road, go .6 of a mile. Turn left on Del Mar Heights road, go 1.1 mi. Turn right on Lansdale Dr, pass Hayford Way and Winstanley Way. The 3rd right is Sword Way. Turn right on Sword Way, follow Sword Way north until you come to a tall chain-link fence on the left, continue to the curve to where the chain-link fence ends. The Sword Way trailhead is here. There is plenty of street parking.