Trail HIking

Ramonan’s really love our outdoor recreation.  With a plethora of local trail systems, hiking and horseback riding are a favorite pastime for many Ramona locals. If you don’t know where to start, check out’s map of trails and outdoor recreation areas in Ramona.


  • Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return
  • Hike with others, never alone
  • Leave your dog at home for difficult hikes, they can become overheated and require medical attention
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take plenty of water, one bottle is not enough (bring enough for a dog, if you bring one)
  • Stay hydrated
  • Alcohol is not permitted in some areas like the Cedar Creek and Three Sisters falls areas. Alcohol dehydrates and can result in poor judgment
  • Take extra food
  • Take a mobile phone (Coverage is spotty and people often have to hike up before they can get a signal to make phone call. Consider turning off the phone until needed to prevent the battery from draining.)
  • Bring a map or GPS
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, ventilated clothing for warm weather
  • Bring along a warm jacket if you plan to stay out after dusk
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots with traction for slippery rocks
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring a flashlight, whistle and a pocket knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Take breaks in shade, if possible
  • Follow all posted safety rules

Check out these Cedar Creek Safety videos, published by the San Diego Sheriff’s and U.S. Forest Service:

Posted by Tracy Engel

Tracy is a long-time Ramona resident, local businessowner and volunteer, active in service work to benefit the community of Ramona and her professional community. Most notably in Ramona, Tracy is active with the Ramona Skatepark Champions. Please help build a skatepark in Ramona by donating at