Trail to Bay Hike - Otay Lakes

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Date: May 8, 2022
Check in time: 8:30 am
Hike start: 9:00 am
Duration: 1-2 hours

Hiking level: MODERATE

Location description: Otay Lakes County Park is a small park on the southern shore of Lower Otay Lake in Chula Vista. In addition to the usual playground and picnic areas to enjoy, there are some nice views to be gained by hiking to the top of a small hill on the southeastern edge of the park.

Meeting Location: We will meet in front of the Ranger Station at Otay Lakes County Park located at 2270 Wueste Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915. See attached map! Look for the large flag with the Trail to Bay Challenge logo!

Driving directions: Take 805 South to the Olympic Parkway exit. Head east on Olympic Parkway and continue for approximately 6.8 miles. Turn right onto Wueste Road and continue for approximately 2.2 miles to Otay Lakes County Park.

Suggested parking: Parking is available within the county park. You will need to purchase a parking permit for $3 at the machine as you enter, and park in the upper parking lot. There is additional parking available on the street at no cost as well as parking at the Otay Lakes Boating Ramp. If you park on the street or by the boating dock, you will need to walk the rest of the way to join the group.

Nearest Trail head and Restrooms to meeting location: Restrooms are located near the Ranger Station in the center of the park. The trailhead is straight ahead from the restrooms.

Program description: Join us as we discover the gorgeous views of the Otay River Valley, Otay River Gorge and San Ysidro Mountains. We will see the Otay Lakes Reservoir from various viewpoints and learn about the native plants and animals thriving in this protected space. This location has a small incline with
a rocky terrain.

Hike lengths: This locations hike has various options dependent on the group’s comfortability. There are options to take a longer 2.7 mile hike or a shorter 1 mile hike. This hike is moderate in difficulty and has a small incline of 320 feet.

Links for more information:
hikingsdcounty.com/otay-lakes-county-park/
sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/OtayLakes.html

Masks are required for unvaccinated guests. No pets will be allowed on the hike.

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Date:
May 8
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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