Louis A. Stelzer County Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Louis A. Stelzer County Park

The Louis A. Stelzer County Park TRACK Trail is an easy/moderate 1.5-mile loop that follows the Riparian Trail, Wooten Loop and Stelzer Trail. These trails meander through oak woodlands, chaparral, coastal sage scrub and riparian woodland habitat with an abundance of plant and animal life. The tracks of animals such as bobcats and deer can be seen on the trail. Along with the parks natural attributes, the park also features two playgrounds, a visitor/nature center, picnic areas and more.

Note to Visitors: Stelzer County Park is a natural area that is home to many wildlife species, including a few that can be potentially dangerous: rattlesnakes and mountain lions. Please use caution while hiking the trails at Stelzer County Park.

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Collectible sticker for Louis A. Stelzer County Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Mountain Bike Trails, Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Rocky mountain behind a twisted dead tree
Lizard on a rock
Twisting limbs of a Live Oak
Observation deck and benches
A deer standing in the trail
Tree branches arching over the trail
Ranger guiding a group of hikers
Wooden bridge over a small stream

Adventures for Louis A. Stelzer County Park

Animal Athletes Brochure
Hiking

Stelzer: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Stelzer: Hide N Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Stelzer: Natures Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.
Tracks and Traces brochure
Hiking

Stelzer: Tracks and Traces

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
No animal can pass through an area without leaving traces. As you walk down the trail, use this brochure to discover the types of tracks and traces animals leave behind.

Directions

11470 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
Latitude: 32.884122900000
Longitude: -116.900637900000

For official directions and map click here

From the west, take 8 east to 67 north to Winter Gardens Blvd. Turn right and keep right at the fork in the road to Winter Gardens, then turn left onto Woodside Avenue. Turn left on Maine Avenue, then right onto Mapleview St., and left onto Ashwood St. Ashwood becomes Wildcat Canyon Road, and the park is at 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Louis A. Stelzer County Park TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership formed between Kids in Parks and the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation. Additional partners are Jimbo’s Natural Foods Grocer, and the San Diego County Parks Society.