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Inaja Memorial Nature

The Inaja Picnic Area memorializes 11 firefighters who lost their lives in the San Diego River canyon while battling the 60,000-acre Inaja Fire in 1956.

photo: Inaja Memorial Picnic Site. Photo by USFS.

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Picnic area is approximately 1-2 miles east of Santa Ysabel on Hwy 78.
State(s): California
Counties: San Diego
Longitude: -116.66421
Latitude: 33.09795

Driving Directions

From Romona go east on HWY 78 for approximately 15 miles to Santa Ysabel. Picnic area is approximately 1-2 miles east of Santa Ysabel on Hwy 78.

Description

The Inaja Picnic Area memorializes 11 firefighters who lost their lives in the San Diego River canyon while battling the 60,000-acre Inaja Fire in 1956. This was one of worst firefighting disasters in U.S. history. The Inaja Trail, one of four trails in San Diego County showcased as a “National Recreation Trail,” begins right on the edge of the picnic area.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Victor Maderafont
Wilderness and Trails Program Manager
USDA United States Forest Service
1634 Black Canyon Road
Romona, CA
(760) 788-0250
vmaderafont@fs.fed.us

 

Photos

Inaja Memorial Picnic Site. Photo by USFS.

Inaja Memorial Picnic Site. Photo by USFS.

Views from the trail. Photo by USFS.

Views from the trail. Photo by USFS.

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