9850-9880 Caminito Marlock
San Diego, CA 92131
Trailhead: 32.901300, -117.101978 Pond: 32.900365, -117.104660
Hike: .25 miles to pond Level: Easy
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Personal Experience: This is a decent-sized pond that is tucked away from any main streets and I doubt too many people besides the neighbors nearby know of it. I can’t say I know too much about this pond, but here is what I do know: the pond dates back to the E.W. Scripps period and was located 1/4 mile from the Scripps Castle.
Hendrix was a man who took care of the Scripps livestock and was second-in-command on the rancho. The pond was a watering hole on the original spread. Another pond of interest in Scripps Ranch is Evan’s Pond which was part of E.W. Scripp’s daughter’s property.
This pond would most likely be a disappointment to many, mainly because it is surrounded by homes, but we found joy in circling around it with our pup. We came across some kids fishing who caught a ton of these tiny fish. This is a good spot for families or for walking your dogs. It’s especially for those who don’t want to be around a bunch of people. It was very empty when we explored it. The hike to it is really pretty too.
For fun: Try to find the Secret Pyramids of Scripps Ranch while you’re out here!
The walk to the pond was very enjoyable. This is what the entrance looked like:The poor jade plants were so dehydrated due to the drought we’ve had:We made it!