San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy issues its Coast to Crest Trail Challenge for 2018-2019


The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has announced its second Coast to Crest Trail Challenge to explore some of San Dieguito River Valley’s most iconic spots along the Coast to Crest Trail.

From July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, participants must complete the following five designated hikes in any order, on their own time: Santa Ysabel Preserve East Kanaka Loop Trail; Raptor Ridge Segment of the Coast to Crest Trail; Ramona Grasslands Preserve Trail; Piedras Pintadas Trail; Santa Fe Valley Segment of the Coast to Crest Trail.

There is a designated “selfie” spot on each trail where people must take a photo as evidence they completed the hike. Once they’ve completed all five hikes, they will email all their selfies to for verification.

Everyone who successfully completes the Challenge will receive a special certificate, sticker, decal, coupon from REI, Adventure Bucks from Adventure 16 and a patch from Hike San Diego—plus bragging rights for accomplishing five cool outdoor adventures.

Enthusiasts are encouraged to share their selfies and other photos on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #C2CChallenge.

In the first challenge from July 2017 through June 2018, over 300 people completed the challenge, with four hikers — friends who like to try “stupid stuff” — who accomplished the hike in one 13-hour day, beginning at the trailhead of Volcan Mountain in Julian, and ending in Del Mar at the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Coast to Crest Trail Maps are available at REI in San Diego and Encinitas, and Adventure 16 in Solana Beach.

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