Saturday September 6, 2014 Hellhole Canyon Evening of Stargazing Please join us and the Friends of Hellhole Canyon for an evening of stargazing with a local star expert. If you are interested in joining us please contact hike leader Anita Noone Here is the flyer for the hike: Hellhole Canyon Stargazing

Sunshine Stroll and Dessert postponed for now, please stay tuned for more information to come once we have a new date.

UPCOMING 2014 HIKES: Click HERE to find out more about our upcoming hikes. This list is subject to change. Feel free to contact Anita Noone our hike leader for more information.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our annual VCTA OPEN HOUSE! The Open House was held Saturday October 19th at the Valley Center Library and many folks came out to enjoy food, a slideshow and the wonderful music of Trails and Rails! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Date TBD: VCTA apologizes for the postponement of the July 20 sponsored GPS class at the Library 2-4pm. We are working with securing an instructor and hope to have a date for the class in the near future. Please contact Jessica Zichichi if you are interested in this class and if there is something in particular you would like to have the GPS instructor cover. Thank you!

The New Trail Plaques are up! Come walk the trail and admire them.

Learn more about one of our interesting local VC sites, The Stone House and join us for our next hike!


This link is courtesy of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. It is an excellent reminder to us all how to share the trails with others and worth the read! As we continue to grow trails in Valley Center, we are reminded to be courteous to our fellow trail walkers, riders and bikers so the trails can be enjoyed by all.

BE SURE TO FIND OUR GEOCACHING SPOTS ALONG HERITAGE TRAIL! For more information, visit Sign up for a free geocaching membership and you can find our cache along with several others in Valley Center. It's local treasure hunting fun!

SUPPORT VALLEY CENTER TRAILS with a t-shirt! T-shirts and other merchandise can be purchased at:

North County Times Article on Valley Center Trails

The VCTA has its first priority to help the county to acquire voluntary easements for a staging area and trail branching off Heritage Trail along Keys Creek for more than a mile into the canyon. Eventually, that trail may extend for six miles, connecting through the canyon along the creek to the future Lilac Ranch project.

Other high priorities include safe trails/pathways to and from our schools and the town center, entry into Daley Ranch from Mirar de Valle, and trails on the western edge of the Rincon Reservation. These, and other map additions are very exciting opportunities for the community and VCTA. It takes a lot of time, effort and money --anything you can do to help is a great community contribution!

Any individual, business, or organization sympathetic to supporting non-motorized trails in Valley Center may join VCTA by contacting Membership Chair Fred Wollman at 760-518-8545 or

Annual dues are $10 for students and seniors over 55, and $25 for households or businesses (only one vote per membership please). Reciprocal memberships with Friends of Hellhole Canyon are also available for only $15 in addtion to your VCTA membership. Let's support Valley Center as a community. Thank you!

Updated County Community Trails Master Plan for Valley Center
Indemnity Ordinance Protecting Landowners wishing to donate part of their land as a trail easement
Download the Current Map - File is Large to allow for zooming in to your location
Easement Dedication Information
Following is information on how you can get involved and donate an easement to help connect our community: