Length of Trail: There are over 40 miles of trails, ranging from a gentle 2-3 mile trail in the valley to a challenging 10-15 mile ride up into the North Fortuna and Fortuna Saddle area.

Trail map

Description of North Fortuna Trail

Description of Oak Canyon Trail

Description of Rim Trail

Equestrian (Multi-use) Staging Area: The staging area is located at the Intersection of SR 52 and Mast Blvd. This is the entrance to the East Fortuna region of the park and trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Parking is available for 47 cars and up to 15 vehicles with horse trailers. There are 12 picnic sites and four 12' X 12' horse corrals available for use by the public. The gates to this park entrance are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November 1 through March 31, and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from April 1 through October 31.

Be sure to lock up your trailer and hide any valuable. There is a large arena nearby, however, it is not maintained.

Water: There is no water available for horses and the equestrian trails do not go close to the Mission Dam or the San Diego River to the south of the park.

Trail Conditions: Easy to challenging. There is a 2-3 mile loop in the valley along Father Junipero Sierra Trail, which is flat. The trails up into the North Fortuna and Fortuna Saddle area are steep, up and down, sometimes with an elevation difference of 1,000 feet, see trails map which shows the elevation difference

Trail Users: The trail is open to hikers, cyclists, as well as horseback riders. Dogs are also welcome.

General Trail Info: “Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542. Started in 1974, Mission Trails Regional Park has become one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Originally used by the Kumeyaay, the park is the site of the Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the Mission San Diego de Alcala” (Mission Trails Park). It is a Regional Park run by the City of San Diego.