Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!
5102 Sweetwater Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
Dog Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Hike: .85 loop trail with many connecting trails Level: Easy
Morrison Pond is a scenic loop trail located inside Sweetwater Regional Park. This park is part of an extensive network of trails along the Sweetwater River. You will come across plenty of intersections to extend your hike if you choose to go further. The original inhabits of this area are the Kumeyaay who named the region Apusquel. It was later a dairy farm and then a sand and gravel quarry.
I had a lovely reader, Sarah Stewart, write me that her family originally lived on the dairy farm and later sold their property to Mr. Morrison. According to her, Mr. Morrison would break their fishing poles if he caught them fishing in his pond!! Here are a couple photos of their farm:
There is much sight-seeing to be done here. Keep your eyes peeled for bird species such as yellow warblers, black-headed grosbeaks, coots, herons, egrets, woodpeckers and many more species.
We explored in springtime when it was in full bloom. What a spectacle it was seeing all the bright, welcoming colors. Springtime is often the best time to go hiking if you're wanting to witness the area at its most lush. This is a great hike for the entire family to enjoy and make sure to bring along your pup!
Wild mustard grove:
Lots of tasty wild radish:
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