EVENTS COMING UP:

THE VCTA 2014 OPEN HOUSE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who helped make this fun event possible, and a big Thank you to all who attended!

UPCOMING 2014/2015 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.

Our next hike will be SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2014. This will be a guided bird watching hike in the Lake Wohlford Area and promises to be informative and lots of fun! Please contact Anita Noone, if you are interested in joining us! Directions for where to meet for the hike are as follows:

Take Lake Wohlford Rd. to Oakvale Rd., proceed about one mile to a parking lot on the left side across from the Oakvale Lodge. This will be on the opposite side of the lake from the Rangers Station.

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

TIPS FOR SHARING MULTI-USE TRAILS

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 www.geocaching.com 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:

http://www.cafepress.com/vcta

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 fred@fwollman.com.

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: