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Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

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12122 Canyonside Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
ThomBros: 1189-D7
Phone number: 858-484-7504

Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset every day

For up to date park closures please visit our News Page. 

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Current trail conditions are described on the City of San Diego’s information phone (858) 538-8066.

Directions: Take Interstate 15 to Mercy Road exit. Go west on Mercy, right on Black Mountain Road, and left at the first light. Follow the entry road to the Ranch House parking area.

Location Map (find park name in the left column)



  • 3,700 acres open space preserve
  • Hiking & Biking
  •  Equestrian trails

The park features a historic adobe ranch house built in 1823 by the recipients of the first Mexican land grant in San Diego County. The house was enlarged in 1862, and the building and site now comprise a National Historic and Archaeological District. The preserve also offers hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a wedding and reception area.

For reservation information at the Rancho Penasquitos Adobe, please call 858.565.3600 (toll free 1.877.565.3600). Use of the west field is $500 per day. The meeting room is available for $25 per hour (no wireless or internet accessibility, bring your own projector and screen if needed). 

Penasquitos Hikers   Los Penasquitos Falls   Los Penasquitos

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