Questhaven Road Nature Trail

One of the trails I had never hiked that is listed on the WBC 50 for 50 Challenge, is the Questhaven Nature Trail. Since the trail is short and (sort of) on my way home from work, I decided to explore it at the end of one work day. I found a spot to park at the south end of the out-and-back trail and set off. The trail is actually the former road that passed through the area, but was closed back in 2006. 

I enjoyed the shade from all the trees that lined the sides of the road. A dry creek was off to my right, and after a rainstorm, this little jaunt could be very pleasant. The trail ends at the gates to the Questhaven Retreat, Church of the Holy Quest. I retraced my route back to my car, passing a few others out for a nice jog. The other aspect of this hike is the local lore that this area is haunted, but I will leave all that for you to explore on your own.


I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea-kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest. 

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