Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
- Non-Profit Organization
Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres with 60 miles of trails traversing both natural and developed recreational areas. 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 10 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a quick, natural escape from the urban hustle and bustle.
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 Park, 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 has become one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Originally used by the Kumeyaay, the park is the site of the Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the farmland at what is now Admiral Baker Field providing food for Mission San Diego de Alcala.
With its 60 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake on a Friday or Saturday night, numerous informative hikes, mountain biking, rock climbing, and a state-of-the-art, nearly 15,000 square foot Visitor and Interpretive Center featuring historical exhibits, art gallery, and free concerts, Mission Trails Regional Park has something to offer everyone.
The Visitor Center provides a very unique venue for up to 350 people for an after hour private party; wedding, retirement event, celebration of life, anniversary, corporate event, or fundraiser.
- Nearly 7,000 acres of urban open space with 60 miles of trails
- A 46 site campground open Friday and Saturday nights
- Free guided nature walks every Wed, Sat, and Sunday at 9:30 from the Visitor Center
- State-of-the-art Visitor Center with exhibits, theater, art gallery and library
- Old Mission Dam - a State historical landmark built around 1816
The main entrance is off of Mission Gorge Road. Google Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center 92119