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Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve

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A hike back in History

It is a remote area - good for hiking, mountain biking and horses. Spring watch out for rattle... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
rsjawilkins86
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Poway, California
We Adore This Place

No doubt about it, we love it here. It's the site of the old Goodan Ranch. The visitor center has... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
pattymooney
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San Diego, California
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9 Nov 2017
“A hike back in History”
6 May 2016
“We Adore This Place”
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16281 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Poway, CA 92064-5201
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

It is a remote area - good for hiking, mountain biking and horses. Spring watch out for rattle snakes. It has grown back in from the 2003 fires.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rsjawilkins86
Reviewed 7 May 2016

No doubt about it, we love it here. It's the site of the old Goodan Ranch. The visitor center has some interesting historical and animal displays. They even have some terrariums with resident rattle snakes and a rosy boa. The restrooms are nice and clean....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank pattymooney
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Trails are well maintained and wide. The ranger station is clean and has interesting displays, as well as restroom facilities and drinking water. Beautiful views from the crests of the ridges. The only negative is several trails are now marked off as private property, shortening...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Good variety of trails - up and down, flats, rocky, easy. Make sure to visit the well done visitor center - it is not extensive and could use more information on the flora and fauna in the area, but it is a nice break from...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Erichidaho
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I took my 12 year old son to Sycamore Canyon Preserve for a hike on Sunday. We had a really enjoyable 4 mile hike. It was a loop, which was nice (not out and back). The terrain was a little challenging (hills were a bit...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Amy H
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