Thomas Guide: 1136: A-1
Santa Ysabel Preserve is one of the best secret places in San Diego County. The 3,800-acre preserve offers more than 11 miles of trails through oak woodlands, riparian, chaparral, and grassland habitats. Birds seen last year included Wild Turkey, California Quail, Band-tailed Pigeon, Western Wood-Pewee, Mountain Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, and Lazuli Buntings. Afterward, join us for lunch at our cabin outside of Julian. Bring whatever lunch you wish. We will provide beverages, chips, fruit, cookies, and full bird feeders. Maps provided at the onset. No restrooms at the trailhead.