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City Nature Challenge on McGinty Mountain

  • McGinty Mountain Trailhead 13998 Jamul Dr Jamul, CA, 91935 United States (map)

City Nature Challenge team BioBlitz on McGinty Mountain with SDNWR biologist John Martin

McGinty Mountain is known for its rocky terrain and gabbro-derived soils that support many of the county's hard-to-find sage-scrub and chaparral species including San Diego thornmint, Dehesa beargrass, San Miguel savory and Parry's tetracoccus--in short it's a great location for adding unique species to San Diego's CNC observations.

Meet at the trailhead parking lot off Jamul Drive at 8am (to summit and back is 5 miles, so the end time will be roughly 2pm, but participants can head back whenever they want). The trail to the top is steep, but rewarding! There are no facilities and no bathrooms, please bring plenty of water and snacks. Parking allows for only limited participation, so please REGISTER for this team by contacting for more information and specifics.

Dehesa Beargrass (by Jim Varnell)

Dehesa Beargrass (by Jim Varnell)