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The Old Mission Dam in the Mission Trails Regional Park
By:Sarah in San Diego
Date: 22 February 2015

The little dam on the San Diego River is at the Eastern end of the Junipero Serra Bike Trail that I mentioned in an earlier post:




About 2 miles East of the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 52:




Construction was finished by 1813 but the dam was not used long because of constant floods:




Replica of the dam:




The dam. Notice the very happy white dog on the small sand island. He had a great time just after this photo, rolling himself on the wet sand and swimming around:




The other side of the dam:




View from the path:




The area is impeccably maintained:







We can see the small water fall from the path, through the branches:




There are many other trails in the area. This sign, at the bottom, shows the grade of the path (0 to 5%), a nice touch:




There are other stops on the Junipero Serra Trail that offer a nice view of the San Diego River near the dam:







With lots of information signs:




A pleasant and serene place where to remember those who were here long before us:




And those who are still here:




The fine-fine sand path, a cyclist's dream....