22-mile trail opens in Tijuana River Valley

Posted at 7:26 AM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 10:27:13-04
SAN DIEGO -- County officials Friday morning will mark the grand opening of a restored 22.5-mile trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.
Native vegetation was being destroyed at the park, so Parks and Recreation officials worked with more than 20 jurisdictions, agencies and community groups to create the improved trail network.
The new trails strike a balance between protecting the environment and giving park visitors a chance to enjoy nature, they said.
The event will also mark the opening of the Dairy Mart Pond Overlook, a 1,200-square-foot wooden deck that offers visitors scenic views and a better look at hundreds of birds that wing across the Pacific Flyway.
The park already offers a bird blind, bird and butterfly garden, community garden and a large sports facility.