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Eagle Peak Preserve Conservation Area



The views of the Upper San Diego River Gorge from Eagle Peak Preserve are breathtaking. This expansive preserve is the flagship of the San Diego River Park Foundation. It currently consists of approximately 1149 acres. In addition, one 110 acre conservation easement is managed under this Preserve.

Preserve Units::

  • The "Original" - 551 Acres
  • South Rim - 131 Acres
  • Eagle Peak Ranch - 454 Acres
  • Fisherman's Camp on Boulder Creek - 13 Acres

    The Upper San Diego River is a key part of the San Diego River's ecosystem. It has many tributaries, including cold water streams. It is consider one of the most biologically diverse areas in the entire Country. Additions to the conservation area are being pursued as funding and opportunities allows. A variety of habitat types can be found including native grasslands, coastal sage scrub and Engelmann oak woodlands. Boulder Creek is one of two places where wild rainbow trout have been found in recent years. Sadly due in part to fire and drought, this population has been lost. We are working to restore and monitor Boulder Creek with hopes that one day the rainbow trout can return.


Support the Preserve With a Limited Opportunity

Memorial or Tribute Plaque $250
On a beautiful Trail Bridge crossing Temescal Creek




Memorial or Tribute Bench $1750
Bench will be located at Eagle Peak Ranch along the main trail



Proceeds will go toward caring for the preserve.

Currently, we have just 2 bench locations available. Only one dedication per bench. Your gift will support building and installing the bench.

To learn more, call 619-297-7380

Location: on Eagle Peak Road and Boulder Creek Road
Click here for Google Map

Conservation and Recreation Values:

  • Cultural sites
  • Horned lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)
  • Regional trail extension - hiking, equestrian and biking
  • Incredible views
  • Engelmann and other oak woodlands
  • Significan wildlife corridors & linkages
  • Wild rainbow trout (historically), CA newt

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Wildlife Camera Monitoring
  • Preserve Monitoring
  • Trail Team
  • Planting and Restoration Team

Email us for more information about getting involved as a volunteer volunteer@sandiegoriver.org.

Current Acquisition project(s): South Rim Details

Visiting: To learn more about how to visit these and other sites, check out our list of places to go.

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