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!

12122 Canyonside Park Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129

Phone: (858) 484-7504
32.940016, -117.139275

Dog-Friendly: Outside, yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes



Adobe Grounds and Trails: 8 a.m. to sunset, 7 days a week
Adobe House Museum: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday - Tuesday
Guided Adobe House Tours: 11 a.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. on Sunday (and by request)
Self-Guided Adobe House Tours: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday - Tuesday

Los Peñasquitos Canyon is home to an historic ranch house that broke ground in 1823 by the recipient of the first Mexican land grant in San Diego County and is documented as the second oldest residence in the County. Whether your celebration is formal or informal, the ranch house and surrounding area restores the charm of old San Diego in a picturesque open space setting.

Established in 2012, Los Peñasquitos Gardens are comprised of 20 6' x 16' garden boxes, providing ‘green thumb’ lessees with the space and amenities they need to grow their own produce. The cost is $120 per year. Gardeners are required to visit weekly and garden every season. Call 858-484-7504 for information, and to be added to the wait list. Please be prepared to share your first and last name, your phone number, your email address and a general overview of your gardening experience. You can also send a message to a park ranger.

You can also hike to the Rancho Penasquitos waterfall and Eichar's Grave from here!

More than 10 miles of non-motorized multi-use trails
Staging area
Historic Adobe Ranch House
Community garden
Weddings and special event spaces

Visit the Rancho Penasquitos Adobe, one of San Diego's oldest homes, now turned into a museum.

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  • Anonymous
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    this is the one faze rug explored numerous times and he got on camera a little gitl scream inside of it with his brother. it is on youtube

    January 2, 2017

  • irene segade
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    I would like to know the name of the First Nation people who inhabited the area in Penasquitos before the Mexicans came to build the ranch house? Can you provide those name(s)? Thank you.

    April 17, 2019

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Canyonside Park Dr, San Diego, CA 92129, USA

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