EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, my family has been trekking the trails of the Los Penasquitos Canyon. We would go exploring its various wonders, including the wealth of its flora, fauna, and its beautiful natural land formations, including the waterfall. Each time I visited the Canyon, I felt nature engulf me, allowing me to enter a land of wilderness and serenity. Even though I have hiked the Canyon countless times, it never ceases to amaze me. Visiting the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve has been at the back of my head for any hiking expeditions in our neighborhood, whether they are with my troop, or with my family and friends.

FOR THAT REASON, I decided to do my project in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. I refurbished the mile markers and crossing signs in the Canyon, and made them more visible by clearing the brush around each of the signs. I also gathered data to compile data to create a virtual trail system, to help visitors in the canyon. The goal is to make this information accessible to the public, so while they are hiking, they will be able to understand what they are looking at around them and help them by making sure they know how far they are going and in what direction. When I was small, I would constantly ask my parents an assortment of questions. How far do we have left? and How long is this trail? are a few. These questions will be answered for visitors of the canyon who use the information packet or website, and can help families plan their trips according to what they want to see.

THANK YOU for using the Virtual Trails Project and I hope it is useful to you. Happy Trails!



Envisioned by

Yash Huilgol, an Eagle Scout from Troop 667

for his Eagle Service Project

Site Updated

April 2, 2014



City of San Diego

Senior Park Ranger Gina Washington

County of San Diego

Supervising Park Ranger Paul Kucharczyk

Eagle Project Counselor Mrs. Beverly Flynn

Boy Scouts of America Troop 667

My friends and family