Discover San Marcos Hikers to Explore San Elijo Hills Area


The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos hike to the San Elijo Hills area on Saturday, June 1. This free, moderately difficult, 4-mile hike will explore the hills and canyons south and west of San Elijo Park, including Sunset, Canyon, Old Creek Ranch, and Copper Creek trails. There will be elevation changes of 300 feet. A more challenging 8-mile hike that visits the connecting trails between San Marcos and Carlsbad will be offered.

Hikers will meet at the parking lot of San Elijo Park Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, near the corner of Elfin Forest Road and San Elijo Road in San Marcos. Registration will begin at 8:30 am; the hike will start at 9 am. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash.

For information of hikes or the City’s trails, visit or call 744-9000, Ext. 3535.

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