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 with the exception of the Kumeyaay Lake Trail. The Kumeyaay Lake Campground 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.
Make Mission Trails Your Zoom Background
Everyone is connecting on Zoom these days, so we’ve created a way to virtually put yourself into one of your favorite places—Mission Trails Regional Park! Instructions on how to use the backgrounds are below.
Call for Artists! Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020
Artists are encouraged to submit their nature-inspired artwork for exhibitions at the MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center. Exhibitions showcase one artist or groups, and are staged for a period of six weeks. Artworks can be wall-hung, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional pieces in a range of media including paint, clay, photography, pastel, fiber, colored pencil, mixed media, and more. For more information about how to submit your work click here.
Geology of Mission Trails Focus of New Short Film
In Rise and Fall of the Mountains at Mission Trails Regional Park, Geologist Pat Abbott, author of several books including Geology of Mission Trails Regional Park, takes viewers on a tour of MTRP, explaining the geologic events that shaped the park. Watch now