Both sides of Metate Ln. & Community Rd. cross streets
Poway, CA 92064
Here is where I like to park: 32.942749, -117.061500
This is a seasonal hike from late January to mid April
Personal Experience: After posting a photo of this spot on Instagram and Facebook, a lot of people were wondering its location. I decided it is pretty enough to have its own page. This is one of those spots that you will want to visit in late winter through early spring to capture all the beauty, otherwise there is really not much to see or explore. This becomes a field of dead weeds and dirt come summer. It reminds me of the field at the end of Harold and Maude when Harold is playing his banjo. So beautiful! See the film still below:
I am posting this spot mainly for photographers and filmers as it is not a crazy hike, just beautiful. :)
The wildflowers were just beginning to bloom when we visited in early March:
There are millipedes out here in the evening:
I went back out here in May after finding some potential ruins from Google Maps and found that my trip was not in vain!
I was told that the
vertical pipe is called a riser. There's a storm drain connecting to it
below ground. The riser allows water to pond up while allowing a
specific amount of water into the storm drain system. This is to help prevent flooding.
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