Herb Identification Walk
Old Mission Dam – Mission Trails Park
Not the Visitor’s Center. Do not park there.
It is 1.8 miles East of there on Father Junipero Serra Trail.
10 AM-Noon Saturday, May 12
You may register online or on site.
$20, kids free
Call 619 224 1268 for more info or to verify in inclement weather
John’s Cell Number for directions/info day of event:
619 993 0997
From Interstate 8 – Take 8 tothe Mission Gorge/Fairmount exit. Turn north onto Mission Gorge Road, then east at the Friars Road junction to stay on Mission Gorge Road, and follow it for 4.2 miles. Just past the Jackson Drive intersection, turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. Proceed past the pipe gate and down Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Old Mission Dam parking lot is 1.8 miles down on the left, just past the stop sign at the 2nd pipe gate.
From Route 52 – Take 52 to the Mast Blvd. exit in Santee. Turn north onto Mast Blvd. and then right at the 1st traffic signal (West Hills Parkway). Take West Hills Parkway to Mission Gorge Road and turn right. Take Mission Gorge Road 0.2 miles and merge right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. Proceed 0.7 miles down Father Juniper Serra Trail to the the Old Mission Dam parking lot, located on the right.
From Route 125 – Take 125 north to Mission Gorge Road and turn left. Proceed down Mission Gorge Road 2.0 miles and merge right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Old Mission Dam parking lot is located 0.7 miles down, on the right.
From Route 15 – Take 15 to the Friars Road exit and head east. Friars Road will change into Mission Gorge Road, which you follow for about 4.2 more miles. After you pass the light at Jackson Dr., turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. Proceed down past the pipe gate about 1.8 miles (speed limit is 15 mph and there are several speed bumps). The Old Mission Dam parking lot entrance is located on the left, just pass the stop sign.
(Its just West of Santee)
If the parking lot is full, there is parking on Fr. Junipero Serra Trail.
Look for signs along the road to see when valid parking begins.
We will meet in the Dam Parking Lot.