Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve near San Diego, CA
The Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon County Preserve has two staging areas in which to enter. The first is the Goodan Ranch Staging Area which is located in Poway, California 24 miles Northwest of San Diego. The second is the Highway 67 Staging Area which is located in Lakeside, California also about 20 miles Northwest of San Diego. Pedestrian can enter the Preserver between sunrise and sunset, daily.
While hiking and enjoying the outdoors, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for remnants of the Kumeyaay Indians or pieces from when this area was a working ranch. If you have time, make sure you explore the visitor’s center that has bathrooms and water (in season) and a number of displays that relate to the history of the ranch as well as the wildlife in the area. If you are fortunate you will see the rattlesnakes they have in their terrariums.
Don’t forget to bring Fido with you to enjoy the great outdoors as this is a dog friendly preserve as long as they are leased.
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