National Trails Day

June 3rd, 2016 by

Trails Day Temecula

 

What is National Trails Day?

National Trails Day was set in place by the American Hiking Association as a day to raise awareness and celebrate over 200,000 well maintained trails in America. Trails offer people a way to escape into Mother Nature, be surrounded by beautiful scenery, experience wildlife in its natural habitat, breathe in fresh air, and support an active lifestyle. National Trails Day brings beginner and expert hikers, bikers, horseback riders, walkers, joggers, rock climbers, and other outdoorsy people together.

How to Get Involved:

Today is a day to take advantage of fun activities and events that are being held near you. It is also a day to volunteer to help conserve these magnificent destinations. Trails need maintenance and this is a great way to show your appreciation!  To get involved with local volunteer events, visit sites like AmericanHiking.org, REI.com, and nationalforests.org. The American Hiking Association sponsors activities all across the US and can set you up in hosting your own activity by clicking through the link above to visit their site. If you see a volunteer around, show them some appreciation, its hard work to keep these trails safe for everyone!

For Bikers:

Temecula is filled with over 30 wineries and tons of bike trails to follow. If you are a road biker, we highly suggest you do a self-guided wine tasting tour. Do your homework and choose the top 5 or more wineries that you want to visit. The length of the bike ride will depend on how many wineries you want to stop at and where your start and end route is, but how much fun would that be! Grab a partner or organize a group to do the tour with and bring lots of water and backpacks to store wine that you buy at your favorite wineries. If you need a group to go with and want to make more friends, organize an event on Meetup.com, a site that allows you to host interest based events and invites other people to join in on the fun.

For Hikers and Bikers:

Torrey Pines State Reserve offers many 5-star hiking and mountain biking trails. Everyone that comes on vacation or lives in the San Diego area must visit it at least once. With breathtaking views of the ocean, an occasional dolphin spotting, and extremely rare pines (Torrey Pines to be exact, where it acquired its name), this hiking spot is great for the whole family. There are free guided tours where you can learn all about the natural habitat. Or you can follow any of the well-maintained trails on your own in almost any direction that you choose. Parking can be scarce so arrive early and be prepared to pay $12-$15 per car to park. It’s worth the price though, we promise!

Whichever active spot you choose, we want to see! Make sure to tag us in your nature selfies.