Take a Hike: Hellhole Canyon Preserve

VALLEY CENTER — Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center is a lot more inviting than its name suggests. The 1,907-acre open-space preserve features a flowing stream in its center complete with mature oak and sycamore trees, views across an undeveloped valley, and for the peak baggers, 3,886-foot-high Rodriguez Mountain, where you might even see the ocean.