Mission Trails Regional Park Status

Per the San Diego County public health order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, areas of Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) are open for passive use only. Cowles Mountain and all connector trails to and from Cowles Mountain and Pyles Peak are now open. All other trails at MTRP are open including the Kumeyaay Lake Trail. The Kumeyaay Lake Campground, its day-use parking lot and MTRP Visitor Center remain closed.  Before visiting Mission Trails, review THIS LINK on the City of San Diego website for guidelines and safety protocols that need to be followed while at MTRP.

For more information regarding Lake Murray, click here.

Mission Trails’ Geology Focus of Film

Last year, the MTRP Foundation released Rise and Fall of the Mountains at Mission Trails Regional Park, a 20-minute film about the park’s geology. It has been enthusiastically received and used by many educators in their distance learning curricula during the 2020-2021 school year. The film was also nominated for an Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Southwest Chapter. Watch the film

Rare Plant Conservation at Mission Trails

Watch a presentation about a three-year project to restore an endangered native plant, San Diego Thornmint, at Mission Trails. Mark Berninger, Natural Resources Manager, City of San Diego, discusses the initiative as well as other rare plants in the park. Learn more

Give Back to Mission Trails

Choose from a range of MTRP branded products (three t-shirt styles, hats, etc.), toys, books for adults and children, botanical soaps, notecards, and more. All proceeds support the park through the MTRP Foundation. Shop now

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