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Popular for Runners, Boaters, Hikers, Bikers and Adventurers
Recent technology updates have made readily affordable for outdoor adventures a nifty item -
the GPS Watch. It uses 3D Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to triangulate your position and elevation to
within 20 ft accuracy. Prices and great quality GPS watches now run less than $100 from quality manufactures such as
Garmin and Navman.
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Just an hour from San Diego is this classic mountain retreat. This old-fashioned village
is a base for horseback riding, fishing, hiking, camping and western re-enactments.
Discover history while staying at a romantic bed-n-breakfast lodge. Guests may also sample
cuisine and world famous Julian Apple Pie at the fine local restaurants.
William Heise County Park
4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036; 760-765-0650;
Hours: Camping, 24/hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended to sunset on the weekends.
Location: Exit from SR-78 and head 2 miles south on Pine Hills Rd. to Frisius Rd., then head east for 2 miles.
This beautifully-maintained regional park allows camping, hiking, biking, and horse-riding throughout the area.
Camp Marston - YMCA
4761 Pine Hills Road, Julian CA 92036; 760-765-0642;
Location: One mile west of Julian, From SR-78 turn south onto Pine Hills Road
San Diegoís oldest and best-known camp, operating year-round, serving people of all ages on 230-acres of splendid mountain land near Julian CA.
The staff can help you plan school camp, family camp, group camp, and outdoor educational activities.
Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve
Rising over 5,000 feet and covering more than 25,000 acres, this majestic 15 mile ridge lies in the heart of San Diego County's backcountry, stretching
from Lake Henshaw to the Anza Borrego Desert with the historic town of Julian at its feet.
Volcan Mountain Wilderness Foundation
K.Q. Ranch RV Camping Resort - Julian CA
449 KQ Ranch Road, Julian, CA 92036; 760-765-2244;
Only 4 miles south of Julian on SR-79, the resort has access to the Pacific Crest and California riding and hiking trails.
A popular choice for all RV, equestrian, and nature enthusiasts, creating a perfect blend of comfort and rustic charm.
Julian Horse Stables
Instructional trail rides and horsemanship, through the oaks and pines, where you will be treated to some of the most scenic views the area has to offer,
including views to the Cuyamaca and Volcan Mountains.
Kenner Horse Ranch
- A ride to remember. Beautiful backcountry scenery.
Smoketree Arabian Ranch
- Horse whispering along with guided trail rides.
Julian Recreation Groups
Outdoors Groups and Special Events:
R&B Bicycle Club
- venues are the Julian and Borrego areas which offers you some of the finest cycling to be found anywhere.
This picture-book 110 acre lake is proof positive that good things come in small packages.
Stocked with over 44,000 lbs. of fish, Lake Cuyamaca is the only San Diego lake that
is able to stock trout all year long. Other species of fish include Florida bass,
smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and sturgeon.
San Dieguito River Park
Future parkland property rich in habitat, cultural recreational and scenic values
as well as a future route for a Coast-to-Crest Trail.
Tour Cleveland National Forest
Southern most of protected forest lands in California includes 430,000
acres of San Diego, Orange and Riverside divided into three distinct
areas. Comprises of conifer woodlands and chaparral.
Tour Pacific Crest Trail
The PCT is the jewel in the crown of Americaís scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada.
Hikers cross the beauty of the desert, glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada,
and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade Range.
The trail also passes through historic mining sites and evidence of humanís endless quest for natural resources.
Mataquay Scout Ranch - BSA Summer Mountain Camp
Camp Mataguay is an 840 acre property of the San Diego - Imperial Council.
This year round facility is open to all Scouting units and other non-Scout organizations.
Camp facilities include lodges, cabins, and administration buildings that you can use for unit
training, center of operations, or just as a getaway spot. Summer camp offers
rifle, archery, swimming, camping, rock-climbing and handicrafts merit badge programs.
North County San Diego Recreation
Calendar of Events for this region.
The Nature of California
Introduction to Common California Plants, Wildlife and Outstanding Natural Attractions
An outstanding resource for the local nature lover or tourist. It is an agreeable overview of animals and plants casual hikers and campers are likely to encounter.
Escondido North Best Western
1700 Seven Oaks Road, Escondido, CA 92026;
Location: I-15 Exit to El Norte Pkwy, north of Downtown Escondido;
The Best Western Escondido Hotel offers deluxe accommodations and is conveniently situated close to local freeways for easy access.
This San Diego area hotel in Escondido is minutes away from the California Center for the Arts and San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Other hotel amenities include lobby with fireplace, outdoor heated swimming pool and meeting facilities that accommodate groups up to 100.
Carlsbad Palisades Resort Hotel
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008;
Location: Junction of Armada Dr and Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad's Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel is a world-class hotel and timeshare resort with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
It is situated adjacent to both the beautiful Flower Fields and the amazing Legoland California theme park.
With luxurious furnishings and a complete array of resort amenities, this California Resort will offer a family vacation experience everyone can appreciate.
Guests may choose between deluxe hotel rooms or vacation condos.
Ramona San Vicente Resort
24157 San Vicente Rd, Ramona CA 92065;
Location: Near San Diego Country Estates
This fine Ramona Golf and Tennis Resort is located 45 minutes from San Diego and 20 minutes from Wild Animal Park.
The resort is found on 300 acres with Championship Golf, lighted Tennis courts, Olympic size pool
and spa, extensive Equestrian facilities, walking and hiking trails.
San Vicente Resort is a smoke free property with banquet space.
Borrego Springs Country Club Resort
1112 Tilting T Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004;
Serene resort oasis found tucked away in the Anza Borrego Desert at the foot of the Santa-Rosa Mountains.
The Borrego Springs Country Club features 100 guestrooms that are well appointed with a casual early California charm.
Escondido Holiday Inn Express
1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029;
Location: Near I-15 Exit to Valley Pkwy;
This Holiday Inn Hotel is located south of downtown and adjacent to the Escondido Promenade and Escondido Auto Park.
Nearby are Wild Animal Park, Performing Art Center, Harrah's Rincon Casino, Pala Casino, Cal State San Marcos, choice golf courses, fishing, and wineries.
Centrally located to business & financial district of Escondido. Includes complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.
The Escondido Holiday Inn Express is committed to providing accessible facilities under the American Disabilities Act.