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San Diego: Santa Margarita River Trail

This 5.7-mile loop visits SoCal’s last wild river in Santa Margarita Canyon, a refuge hosting numerous species of endangered birds and plants.

Trip Tools

–Mapped by Rajeev Jain

To Trailhead

I-15 N to Fallbrook exit. Take Mission Rd. 5 mi. E; turn N onto Pico Ave. (becomes De Luz Rd.). Continue 2.4 mi.; go R @ fork onto Sandia Creek Dr. N. Parking area is in 1 mi. (just before bridge); trailhead is E of lot.

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