Dinwiddie Preserve is named for Nancy and Howard Dinwiddie, who’s bequest made the purchase of this 14.5 acre property possible. Just a few hundred yards past the Fallbrook High School on Stagecoach Ln and across the street from Palomares House.
Purchased in 1994, the preserve has meadows, trees and a year-round meandering stream known as Cienega Creek.
Dinwiddie has had extensive habitat restoration, removing invasive species and replacing them with native trees and shrubs. Oak, willow, and sycamore surround open fields and are popular with birds.
Personal Experience: This trail is right across from one of the oldest homes in Fallbrook, the Palomares House. Make sure to check it out if you head out here. We explored this area in summer. Despite it being one of the driest times of the year, this area still thrived with greenery, magic and beauty. I was truly blown away by how enchanting it was. This is a rather brief hike, with no incline. I would love to see it on a foggy morning. It seemed like the perfect setting to see wild horses running freely, if only that was possible here in San Diego!