Eagle Peak Preserve|
516 Acre Wildlife Preserve
The Preserve serves as the eastern entry to the planned San Diego River Trail. A trail system and interpretive facilities are planned as well.
For information contact Doug the Preserve Managerby calling 619-297-7380 or email@example.com
In 2007 fire burned approximately 85% of the Preserve. It is part of the largest "twice burned" area in San Diego County. Fire recovery efforts will continue for several years. Donations of time, talents, and resources are needed for this effort. As part of these efforts, we have an ongoing monitoring program to document the recovery from the fires and our restoration programs. We invite you to join us!
Monthly Monitoring Team
Interested in joining the Team?
WAYS TO HELP
1. Eagle Peak Preserve Management Fund
A fund has been established at The San Diego Foundation to support the Preserve and future programs. 100% of the fund is dedicated to the Preserve. Your donation will be permanently dedicated to the Preserve so that only the investment returns are spent. Appreciated stock and cash donations are welcome. For information about planned gifts, please contact our Executive Director, Rob Hutsel, at 619-297-7380 or by email.
2. Eagle Peak Preserve Acquisition Fund
We are working on enlarging the Preserve. You can support this by donating to the acquisition fund. Any funds will be used exclusively for the cost of the acquisition. To donate and to learn about acquisition efforts,
If you are looking to do something slightly different, consider adopting an acre at the Preserve. You will be able to select a specific acre from those currently available. A donor appreciation sign will be install along a trail for others to see (and hopefully inspire them to consider donating, too!). The $3000 is cummulative so you can donate to help care for the Preserve and programs as well as the Acquisition Fund. Want to donate more? Consider donating more than one acre! Contact Sarah at The River Park Foundation to go over any previous donations.
Contact Rob Hutsel at 619-297-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity.
More about the Preserve
Views from the Preserve are inspiring! Look for the 300+ ft tall Mildred Falls or hike up Son 2 Peak to see views all the way to El Capitan Reservoir. The San Diego River Gorge and the upper Cedar Creek are on both sides of the Preserve, and they have been proposed for Wild and Scenic River Status. With 516 acres there is a lot to see like 1000 year old grinding rocks, remains of the original 1890's homestead, beautiful engelmann oaks and native grasslands. Each spring join us for an amazing flower show from the coastal sage scrub and chaparral vegetation. The drive to the Preserve on Eagle Peak Road is amazing, but once you get there you may not want to leave!
Visiting the Preserve
The Preserve is raw land without improvements except for a parking area and a small shade ramada with a picnic table. The Preserve gates are open for special events only. No hunting is allowed on the property. Please contact the River Park Foundation office if you wish to visit at other times. We are working on enhancing trails so areas of the Preserve will be open at other times.
If visiting the Preserve, please check the weather. If it is a warm day, we encourage you to visit in the morning before it warms up. The elevation is about 2800 feet, so it can get warm during the summer and fall months. We will let you know when the spring / summer wildflowers are visible. It is an incredible show! Many visitors to the Preserve also enjoy the hike to Cedar Creek Falls. It is a 4.4 mile round-trip moderate hike with about 800 feet in elevation change. Visitors also enjoy views of Mildred Falls. This is a seasonal 300 foot waterfall. We will keep you posted by our free enews about good viewing times. The vistas from the Preserve are absolutely stunning. We encourge visitors to the Preserve to drop by Julian for some apple pie and visit the local merchants. The River Park Foundation is a proud member of the Julian Chamber of Commerce!
For more information about visiting the Preserve or for supporting efforts to care for these amazing lands, please contact the River Park Foundation Executive Director, Rob Hutsel, by email or 619-297-7380.