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.
Geology of MTRP Focus of Online Lecture Series
The Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation presented three OnTopic online lectures by geologist Pat Abbott, professor emeritus of SDSU. His series explores the geology of Mission Trails and how the park was “built” millions of years ago. Learn more
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