San Dieguito River Park


Land Manager - San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority


San Dieguito River Park (home to Lake Hodges) is home to miles on connected trails from the mountains near Julian to the beach in Del Mar.  As an organization, SDRP is the independent local government agency responsible for creating and managing the natural open space park in the San Dieguito River Valley.  SDRP is also home of a majority of the alignment of the Coast to Crest Trail.

SDMBA holds a seat on the SDRP Citizen’s Advisory Committee and the Trails Subcommittee so that the voices of the mountain biking community are represented.

SDRP staff is very supportive of trails and does so much work to keep existing trails maintained while at the same time building new alignments to add to the Coast to Crest Trail alignment such as the new singletrack section in Pamo Valley which was completed in 2019.  We also greatly value their support of recreational events such as the SDMBA Archipelago Ride, the Belgian Waffle Ride, Quick N Dirty MTB races and many running and hiking events.  

SDRP staff also supports a robust volunteer mountain bike patrol program.

2017-18  SDMBA installed two bike tool stations thanks to a grant from REI which mountain bikers have found very useful. One is at the west side of Raptor Ridge and the second is in Del Dios Gorge on the trail near the staging area in Santa Fe Valley between the dam and the Crosby Switchbacks. 

2021:  SDMBA volunteers helped SDRP staff other eager volunteers in building the long anticipated Scorpion Ridge Trail.  This tral alignment, which was years in planning, extends from the top of the Crosby Switchbacks around and down into Lusardi Canyon.  This alignment keeps folks off the local semi-private residential roads and offers a better trail experience.  This route can now be incorporated into the annual Archipelago Ride route.  

2022:  Early in the year, SDMBA volunteers and staff came together to finish up the Surf Cup section of trail which is part of the Coast to Crest Trail near the Del Mar soccer fields. SDMBA rebooted the Trail Bell program with two stations within SDRP.  Bells are stocked by volunteers.  SDMBA volunteers replaced the well-used bridge at the water crossing on the northern lake trail.