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Tijuana River Estuary, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > San Diego
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3 feet
Elevation Gain 1 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3
Interest Perennial Creek
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Associated Areas
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Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge USFWS
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Preferred   Apr, Jan, Feb, Mar
Sun  6:50am - 5:09pm
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Nearby Area Water
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0.5 mi away
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Imperial Beach - Shoreline Trail
0.6 mi away
1.2 mi
South McCoy Trail
0.9 mi away
0.9 mi
39 ft
Tijuana River Estuary Trail
1.1 mi away
3.0 mi
North McCoy Trail
1.3 mi away
0.4 mi
16 ft
Tijuana Estuary Trail
1.3 mi away
3.5 mi
Equestrian Trail
1.4 mi away
0.8 mi
42 ft
Gunpowder Point Interpretive Trail
5.8 mi away
0.2 mi
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Coronado City Beach and Coronado Shores Beach
9.0 mi away
3.6 mi
Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail
Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail
10.3 mi away
0.5 mi
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Tijuana River Estuary (aka Tijuana River National Estuary River Research Reserve or Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge or Tijuana River National Park) is a wetland preserve at the border of the US and MX. The estuary is a shallow water habitat. Often termed an intermittent estuary since its volume is subject to the discharge controlled by the seasons of the year. It border Border Field State Park. The estuary lies within the southernmost part of San Diego County within the city limits of the South Bay city of Imperial Beach.

Free to enter, but CA State Parks fee to enter the Border Field State Park area of the preserve.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    CA State Parks - Fee: typically $2-$15 per vehicle, view more information

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Go south on Exit 4 to preserve and follow signs.

    Free to enter, but CA State Parks fee to enter the Border Field State Park area of the preserve.
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