This is my first review. This place is awesome. Beautiful easy to follow trails (if you use this map + gps). Almost no people. At the top of the mountain hikes there are 2 different resting areas with a tables and chairs. Pretty high class if you ask me, with port-a-pot-ez, when nature calls you when you have no service on your phone. I thought there was gonna be a Starbucks on the next hill. Hahah. Gorgeous and beautiful views. Definitely will be there again.
Brian B. on Sycamore Canyon Preserve
Awesome little trail. Definitely has some good climbs and some fun downhills.
********Watch out where you ride here!******* USMC is taking your bike along with fines $500.00 to $5000.00 if you stray on their unmarked boundaries of their base. this area is close to a live firing range. With this area so close a known park you think they would at the very least post the area for the safety of the people they protecting!
Jeff M. on Sycamore Canyon Preserve
Great area to hike and mountain bike in. I have started this from both the North and South entrances. It's been a few years but I made it to the ranger station and had a drink of water from the spout and I would highly recommend avoiding it.
This was a just plain ole fun mountain bike ride. A little challenging at the beginning if your not a very experience mt. biker, but it was a fun technical ride and then it's a great fast cruising ride after that. There wasn't a lot of people, so that was nice too. I definetely recommend it if you don't feel like going far for a mtb jaunt on a saturday or sunday afternoon.
Brie K. on Sycamore Canyon Preserve
There are two entrances to Sycamore Canyon: just south of Scripps Parkway/67 (closes at 5pm daily) and an entrance in a more residential area of Garden Drive and Poway Road (closes at 7pm daily).
These trails are best for biking. The trails are wide enough for vehicles and very maintained. There isn't a lot of shade along the trails so bring plenty of water. There is a ton of wildlife around you (I spotted endless rabbits and several snakes) so be aware of your surroundings.