Wildfires are a part of life here in Southern California. When they do occur and affect our trails this is where I try to gather of information about the impacts and closures. 2003 and 2007 were our most recent years of large impacting wildfires.
October of 2007 was a bad month for Southern California
as wildfires destroyed more than 1,500 homes. A lot of our trails burned as
well. Here is I have gathered so far regarding our trails.
The orginal list included trails where the status was unknown. All of the trails listed here were confirmed to have burned. They are all recovering well and information on wither they have reopened is listed as well.
This indicates there are pictures available. Instead of simply linking to pictures, when there was a forum discussion about the trail, I linked to the discussion so you could read stories and first hand accounts of the damage.
At this point the list is surely not all inclusive, help get it accurate. If you have information on any trail that was near the burn areas or wish to confirm a trail is okay, please email me with the information or links.
San Diego County - 2007
|Sweetwater - OPEN||
|Lake Hodges - North - OPEN|
|Lake Hodges - South - OPEN|
|San Pasquel - Mule Hill - OPEN|
|Hollenbeck Canyon - OPEN|
|Nate Harrison Grade Road - OPEN|
|Gomez Trail - Palomar Divide - OPEN|
|Santa Margarita River - OPEN|
|North and South Clevenger Trail - OPEN|
|Black Mountain - (In Ramona) OPEN|
|Lake Poway - OPEN|
|Mount Woodson Partial Burned - OPEN|
|Elfin Forest - Only 30 acres, trails east of Escondido Overlook Closed - OPEN|
Orange County - 2007
|Silverado (REOPENED 11/10/2008) (Note 1)|
|Whiting Ranch - REOPENED JULY 2008|
|Santiago Truck Trail (Partial) & Luge (All) REOPENED|
|Joplin (REOPENED 11/10/2008)|
|Harding Truck Trail (REOPENED)|
|Santiago Oaks (Earlier fire 2007)(OPEN)|
|Maple Springs (REOPENED 11/10/2008)|
Here are the San Diego area trails that were affected by the 2003 wildfires. They have all reopened and are generally recovering well.