Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin
Easy, Great for Beginners
2.6 miles out and back
Good to Know
Not Stroller Friendly
Start at the Old Mission Dam in Mission Trails Regional Park and follow the signs for Oak Canyon Trail.
What to Instagram
Wildflowers and beautiful rock formations along the creek.
Why We Love It
This trail is secluded and quiet, perfect for a nature hike, but short and flat enough that it’s also great for kids.
Where to Refuel
Get an asparagus omelet or breakfast sandwich at Janet’s Cafe and Deli (9225 Carlton Hills Boulevard, Santee) or try Fifty-Two East Neighborhood Eatery (9621 Mission Gorge Road 101, Santee), now open for brunch.