Public invited to New Year’s Day hike in Palomar Mountain State Park
Update: Hike was cancelled due to bad weather.
Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park invite the public to welcome in the New Year on a hike on Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.
Visitors will be led on a two-hour hike through a variety of terrain within Palomar Mountain State Park. The degree of trail difficulty is considered moderate, with a slight elevation, on the 3.75-mile round-trip hike.
Children are welcome to attend, and hikers should wear layered clothing and bring water. No dogs will be allowed.
Hikers will gather at the Doane Pond parking lot and start out on the heavily canopied Doane Valley Nature Trail. From there hikers will move on to Lower Doane Trail, pass through an ancient oak forest, and eventually reach what are descrived as the magnificent meadows of French Valley.
Hikers will then turn around and head back to Doane Pond via Doane Valley Campground.
There is an $8 day use parking fee per vehicle that can only be paid by cash or check. The event will be canceled if it rains or snows.
Registering for the hike is not required, but encouraged. Call 760-742-3462 or visit palomarsp.org to register or for more information.
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