Mission Trails Regional Park just north of San Carlos, California along the Father Junipero Serra Trail accessible from the Mission Gorge Road.
The park is jam packed with excellent trails for hiking, camping and parks for relaxation. Established in 1974 this park is the sixth-largest municipally owned park in the United States, and the largest in California.
The highlight of the park is the hike up Cowles Mountain known for it’s panoramic views of San Diego.
The entire park has a total of sixty miles of hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails, a rock climbing area, and the Kumeyaay Lake Campground with 46 camp sites adjacent to a small lake.