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Put on those hiking boots, air up your tires, saddle up your horses

Put on those hiking boots, air up your tires, saddle up your horses

City to celebrate 26th annual San Marcos Trails Day

Lace up your hiking boots, air up your bike tires, saddle up your horses and join the City of San Marcos in celebrating the 26th annual San Marcos Trails Day on Saturday, March 4 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Hike participation is free and will begin at 9 am; hikers can start signing in at 8 am. Hikers, mountain bikers and walkers will meet at Lakeview Park/Discovery Lake, 650 Foxhall Drive. The staging area will feature free live music, food and giveaways. Equestrian riders will meet at the Ridgeline Trailhead, 102 San Elijo Road.

“Trails day is a celebration of the outdoors and in San Marcos we have something for everyone,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With more than 63 miles of trail connecting to the entire region, San Marcos offers an extensive trail network for the community to discover.”

An easy two-mile hike will visit Discovery Lake and the Discovery Creek trails. A more challenging seven-mile hike will explore the trails that lead to Double Peak Park. Mountain biking enthusiasts are encouraged to bring bikes and enjoy the ride.

“Adventures are meant to be shared and this event is a great opportunity to meet new people in your community and share a fun experience on a local trail,” said Martin.

An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water, sunscreen and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum six-foot leash at all times. The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain.

Event participants are encouraged to share hiking adventures on Instagram by using the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos and #HikeHappySM. The winner for best picture will be announced on Wednesday, April 19.

For more information on outdoor adventures or the city’s trails, please visit www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000, ext. 3535.

Double Peak and Ridgeline trails to reopen in San Marcos.


Double Peak and Ridgeline trails to reopen in San Marcos.

Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 7.

The San Elijo Hills Association worked closely with CalFire, San Marcos Fire Department, and The City of San Marcos to repair the trails damaged after the Cocos fire. The Ridgeline trail is maintained by the San Elijo Hills Association (HOA). CalFire donated the labor to save the HOA and San Elijo Hills homeowners a substantial sum of money.

After nearly ten months San Marcos city officials will gather on Saturday, March 7 at 9 am near the end of Santa Barbara Drive for the grand re-opening of Double Peak and Ridgeline Trails in celebration of the 24th Annual San Marcos Trails Day. Equestrian riders will start at 102 San Elijo Road.

For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net.

Horse Heritage Festival Celebrates Twin Oaks Valley Area at Walnut Grove Park

On Sunday, October 10th, San Marcos residents and visitors will have loads of fun and learn about the Twin Oaks Valley by showing up at Walnut Grove Park between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This year the San Marcos Historical Society, San Marcos High School FFA, Wranglers 4H,and TERI,Inc will join with the Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association to host the Horse Heritage Festival.

This event will include an early morning Poker Ride as well as pony rides, pie eating contests, petting zoo, old time country fair and sweet shoppe, Grandma’s attic sale, historic homes tour, a pumpkin patch, horse demonstrations, BBQ lunch, live music by City Limits and up-n-coming country star Christine Marie and more! This is a family friendly event that promotes the rich cultural heritage of San Marcos and the importance of preserving a rural, equestrian presence within the community. Admission to Horse Heritage Festival is free, as are many activities throughout the day. Tickets will be required for some activities. All proceeds help support Heritage Park, the Equestrian Arena at Walnut Grove Park and TERI Inc.
For more information visit www.HelpTheHorsePark.com or call the San Marcos Historical Society at 760-744-9025.