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Hikers’ challenge covers five trails

DEL MAR — The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has issued a Coast-to-Crest Trail Challenge to hikers and bikers, to explore some of San Dieguito River Park’s spots along the Coast to Crest Trail.

From July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, participants must complete five designated hikes, in any order, on their own time. The conservancy will be leading guided hikes starting at 9 a.m. throughout the year for those who want to join them, at each of the listed trails:

Hikers’ challenge covers five trails
Hikers’ challenge covers five trails

– July 8, 2017, Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve
– Sept. 23, 2017, San Dieguito Lagoon and River Path Del Mar
– Nov. 11, 2017, Del Dios Gorge
– Jan. 20, 2018, Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail
– Feb. 24, 2018, Clevenger Canyon South Trail



There is a designated “selfie” spot on each trail where people must take a photo as evidence they completed the hike. Once they’ve completed all five hikes, they will email all their selfies to [email protected] for verification.

Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a special certificate and decal, 20 percent off coupon from REI and $10 in Adventure Bucks from Adventure 16 — plus bragging rights for accomplishing five cool outdoor adventures!

The first 50 people to complete the challenge will receive a 30th anniversary edition conservancy cooling towel. Enthusiasts are encouraged to share their selfies and other photos on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #C2CChallenge.

Inspiration credit goes to Mission Trails Regional Park’s 5-Peak Challenge. Participation is free. Coast-to-Crest Trail maps are available at REI in San Diego and Encinitas and Adventure 16 in Solana Beach. For more information and to register, visit