Location: Scripps Ranch.
Route: Road around the man-made lake.
Distance: 8 miles out-and-back.
Terrain: Mostly flat, short gradual hills. Very curvy.
Pavement: Mostly smooth 2-lane road (4 miles) and bike path (1 mile).
Traffic: Moderate bicycle and pedestrian, especially on weekends. No
vehicluar traffic allowed.
Last Updated: Mon Sep 22 20:18:18 EDT 2003
This centrally-located park is the hangout for San
Diego speedskaters and members of SDSE. It is an ideal place to train since the
wide, 2-lane road allows you to concentrate on your form and technique without
worrying about traffic. The numerous curves test your crossover skills. Most
pedestrians are used to cyclists and skaters zipping by.
Restrooms and water fountains are located in the
main parking lot.
From I-15 (do not take the express lanes) exit at
Mira Mesa Blvd. and go east. Turn right when the road ends at Scripps Ranch
Blvd. Turn left at the second light onto Scripps Lake Dr. The park entrance is
ahead on the left up the hill past the library.
Main parking lot with restrooms and water
fountains. Speedskaters usually hang out on the picnic benches by the
concession stand between laps. From here head east to access the park road.
2-lane road ends here. Turn around and
return the way you came.
The dam which overlooks Mira Mesa. Access
to this section of the path is closed.
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