The San Diego River, only 52 miles long, is nothing compared to the Mighty Mississippi. However, there are people interested in preserving the river and creating parks and trails all along its length, the San Diego River Trail. One section of parks and trails is Mast Park West in Santee:
Mast Park West is a relatively new addition to the Trail. The paths are well marked with new fences and new grading, and the vistas are beautiful.
San Diego County has served at various times, including the present, for military training, particularly during World War II, so it is useful to know where you are, to obey all warning signs, and to stay on the proven trails.
There are plenty of activities, including an off-leash area for the dogs.
There is an abundance of nature’s beauty all along the river paths:
Many of the roadway bridge supports have been painted by none other than the Boy Scouts of America. Here are two of them:
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