Damon Lane County Park

El Cajon, CA
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 4    Average: 3.5/5]

Damon Lane County Park is a hidden little gem in El Cajon. Though it is called a county park, you do not need to pay to park and there are no bathrooms like at most other county parks. There are two main entrances to the park, either at the end of Via Sefton or Via Bolsa. The center of the park is very shaded which is great for hot days. There is a trail that circles the park that you can hike around, but a large part of that isn’t shaded and it can get very hot. There is a eucalyptus grove that is fun for kids to play and explore in. In the center of the park is a creek to splash in, and keep an eye out for crawdads in the water! There are also two secret swings to play on. In the picture attached below of the map, the blue line is the creek, the green circle is a eucalyptus grove, the red dot is approximately where the two secret swings are, and the yellow line is the small trail you take to get to the secret swings. The swings have been known to get taken down or moved around without warning, so I apologize if they aren’t there when you visit.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, and Shaded Hike

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There are two main entrances to the park, either at the end of Via Sefton or Via Bolsa. Park at the end of either cul-de-sac.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 4    Average: 3.5/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.


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