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“Amazing! ”

Wright's Field in Alpine
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few natural grasslands in San Diego region. I absolutely love the fact that I got lost in Alpine, cute little town and this was a joy to walk around in! Will certainly stop by for a short hike again :)

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was very hard to find and it took me two attempts. Not sure why a trail must be kept as such a secret? Not sure it was worth the pain and effort?
This is flat, easy and a good way to get started with hiking. You may want to take your friends or kids if they never did hiking.
I have added some pictures with more info hoping to make it easy for others!
Park at the Joan MacQueen Middle School parking lot, walk North and make a right (east) turn on to Tavern Road (yes, this is not the same as the main Tavern road running North/South)
Don't get intimidated by the signs or barking dogs which are from the frustrated residents trying to scare hikers! Understand their frustration and be considerate.
Get a trail map at the entrance - see the pictures. Pick the trail you like. Stay on the trail as much as you can and be prepared to get bit lost and return before it gets dark.
May be a good idea to print this Alpine Trail brochure and use with care! You can also pick one from the CA visitor center at the Viejas Outlet. This may be outdated and only half of the full version I got from the trail head. In fact this list has lot more interesting trails you may want to explore!

3  Thank elixirpost
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

For 14 years I have walked in Wright's field. It is one of the last grassland areas in California and it is beautiful. The backcountry land trust in Alpine owns much of the land and does a great job presenting eduction like activities during the summer. I go out to the field almost every day with my dogs and enjoy every moment of the peaceful beauty of the nature that surrounds me.

3  Thank LDHallihan
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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Due to the recent heat I hadn't been out hiking very much but today near sunset I headed to wright's field for a short walk.
Over the years we have walked, ran, and biked numerous miles in this great field. There is usually a breeze blowing that makes the walk comfortable. We have seen everything from coyotes on the ground to hawks in the trees.
The trails run throughout this field. You can do a hike of 3 miles plus if you follow the trails near the perimeter or cut it shorter by taking the connecting trails that cut across the interior.
If your in the area and are looking for a nice afternoon or morning walk this is highly recommended

3  Thank 10ringtraveler
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Wright field is a small (230 acre) grassland area behind alpine. Not many people come here because even most alpine residents don't know it's there. It's protected by a small group of volunteers called the Back Country Land Trust, who have maintained it as one of the few native californai grasslands left. Best times to visit are in the early morning or evening when the birds are chirping and active. You can wander on any of the numerous paths and just enjoy the peace and tranquility away from the noise of the city. There's no bathrooms, kiosks or signs....just sagebrush, oaks, chaparral and quiet. I have wandered through these field many times and just enjoyed being by myself with my thoughts. If it sounds good to you, visit and enjoy. By the way the back country land trust could always use a donation. Check their website

5  Thank tim s
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