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Self-Guided Hike at Ruffin Canyon

May 8 - May 16

Explore the San Diego River Watershed by taking yourself on a self-guided hike through Ruffin Canyon!  City of San Diego Open Space Rangers have placed educational signage along the trail so that you can learn about native flora, fauna, and more along this 2.6 mile out and back hike through one of San Diego’s urban canyons. 

How to Prepare: For your comfort and safety, wear a face covering, sturdy close-toed shoes, layered clothing, and sun protection.  Bring plenty of water to drink during your hike.

Please note that sections of this trail have uneven, rocky terrain. See map for options to extend or shorten your hike.

Leashed dogs are welcome.

Download a trail map for Ruffin Canyon here: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/park-and-recreation/pdf/ruffinsandrocktrailmap.pdf

Download a guide to native plants of Ruffin Canyon here: http://www.serramesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Friends-of-Ruffin-Canyon-Brochure.pdf

PLEASE NOTE: By participating in this activity, you agree The San Diego River Park Foundation and partners are NOT responsible for any injury suffered and you waive any claim arising from participation in the event.

Presented by City of San Diego Open Space Rangers


Ruffin Canyon
3289 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123 United States


Central San Diego
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