Join us for a full moon hike on the Bernardo Bay Trail.
The Bernardo Bay Trail provides a wonderful opportunity to observe hundreds of species of resident and migratory birds at Lake Hodges, designated a globally Important Bird Area in 1999. The reservoir, created when the San Dieguito River was dammed in 1918, is now a critical stop-over for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.
The hillsides around the lake are dominated by coastal sage scrub and recognized as one of the largest, and last, strongholds of the federallythreatened California gnatcatcher. The protection and interpretation of the cultural resources in this area would not have been possible without the cooperation and assistance of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. Because of the sensitive nature of the art and artifacts here and their great significance to the Kumeyaay, your respect for these resources is greatly appreciated.
Dogs are welcome on leash.