San Diego Urban Canyon Trails

SDMBA has collaborated with San Diego Canyonlands for a few years on projects to improve the trails located in the urban canyons of San Diego. In the Spring of 2017 with funds from a partnership grant from the San Diego Foundation as part of their Opening the Outdoors Program, SDMBA worked with San Diego Canyonlands and the San Diego Urban Corps on projects in the City Heights area.  

Planning for the enhancement and completion of the Chollas Creek Trail (1 mile trail between 54th and Euclid) and the Swan Canyon Trail (1/4 mile connection) began in late 2016 and work was completed over a series of work days in the spring of 2017.  

These connector trails are vital not only for recreation but as safe routes to school and other community amenities. These routes can provide more direct access on a shorter route from neighborhood to neighborhood than going all the way around on very busy surface streets.  

2019: SDMBA has attended a few of the preliminary public input meetings for the restoration and trails plan for Florida Canyon

Learn more about San Diego Canyonlands and their ambitious urban trails plan HERE.