Tecolote Canyon Natural Park Professional Review and Guide
"At more than 900 acres, Tecolote is one of our larger urban canyons. It is unusual because it runs north to south, rather than east to west, as most streamside canyons do. Tecolote is a Mexican word for “owl,” and there are definitely owls living here, along with hawks and many kinds of songbirds. Keep your eyes open for poison oak, especially in less traveled areas. There are restrooms, picnic tables and barbecues, ballfields, basketball courts, and a playground at the Tecolote Recreation Center. There are similar facilities at North Clairemont Park. This eTrail contains 3 separate walks in Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and each is covered in detail."