Escondido, CA

Full-Moon hike planned at Bernardo Bay

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning a free, full-moon hike on the Bernardo Bay Trail, Saturday, September 14, from 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area. Dogs on leashes and hikers of all ages are welcome. 

The Bernardo Bay Trail is located at Lake Hodges, designated a globally Important Bird Area in 1999. The reservoir, created when the San Dieguito River was dammed in 1918, is now a critical stop-over for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. The hillsides around the lake are dominated by coastal sage scrub and recognized as one of the largest, and last, strongholds of the federally threatened California gnatcatcher (

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