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: Hendrix Pond 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!

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    Beautiful pictures!

    October 24, 2019

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9850 Caminito Marlock, San Diego, CA 92131, USA

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