West Sycamore Staging Area
This area of Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses 1,128 acres and includes seven miles of trails to be explored by hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. The main entrance is at the very east end of Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch. Ranger Dan Kimpel is primarily responsible for the West Sycamore property. The staging area has parking, a porta-potty, and hitching posts for equestrian use. Future amenities include a shade structure, picnic tables, and park benches. The gates to this park entrance are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November 1 through March 11, and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from March 12 through October 31. See the trail map link below.
Join Ranger Dan Kimpel on every third Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at the West Sycamore Staging Area (located at the very east end of Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch at 17160 Stonebridge Parkway, San Diego, CA) for a 90-minute guided nature walk out at West Sycamore. Learn about the native plants and wildlife commonly found in this area of the park. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sun protection, and bring along water (none available on site).
Get your exercise for the day AND help improve your park at the same time by lending a hand on our West Sycamore Volunteer Crew! Crews meet at 8:00 a.m. on the 1st Sunday of each month (weather permitting/excluding the summer months) at the West Sycamore Staging Area (East end of Stonebridge Parkway), and work until 12 noon at the latest. Please bring work gloves and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended on sunny days. Water, Gatorade and snacks are provided! NO WORK CREWS IN: JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER due to summer heat, For more information, contact Ranger Dan Kimpel at DKimpel@sandiego.gov.
Directions: 17160 Stonebridge Parkway, San Diego, CA. From I-15, go east on Pomerado Road and turn right on Stonebridge Parkway. The entrance to West Sycamore is at the very east end of Stonebridge Parkway.
From Highway 67 turn west on Scripps Poway Parkway, then left on Pomerado Road, then left on Stonebridge Parkway and continue until it dead ends at the main entrance to West Sycamore. This is where you will meet a Ranger if you are attending one of the guided nature walks posted on the events calendar on this website.
There is a second entrance for East Country residents from the Goodan Ranch Staging Area. From Highway 67 go west on Poway Road to Garden Road and turn left. Take Garden Road to Sycamore Canyon Road and turn right. Sycamore Canyon Road dead ends at the Goodan Ranch Staging Area from which you may also access the east end of West Sycamore.