San Diego County 

  • San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, when it formed as a state in 1850
  • San Diego County has over 113 parks with hiking trails for hikers of all skill levels. These parks are managed by different public agencies, community groups, non-profits, and other stakeholders
  • San Diego County covers an area of 4,526 square miles making it larger than Delaware or Rhode Island and 82% the size of the state of Connecticut
  • Scientists describe our region as a conservation “hotspot” because of the high numbers and variety of threatened and endangered species here. Many of these species are endemic, which means that a species is native to a specific geographical area and found nowhere else in the world