The Friends of Hellhole Canyon supports the preservation and responsible recreation of the Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve. 


County Expanded Hellhole Canyon Preserve With A Little Help From Friends

The county purchased 82.38 acres of land adjacent to the Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center for $1.1 million.

In the spring of 2017, the County Board of Supervisors  approved the purchase from Frank and Lisa Mackey using Multiple Species Conservation Program Acquisitions funds, plus $50,000 donated by the Friends of Hellhole Canyon...

Read more at the Union Tribune by clicking here. 

 80 acres fills a key central square of the Preserve

80 acres fills a key central square of the Preserve


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Join the effort to permanently protect key parcels that maintain a crucial connection between the Guejito and Hellhole Canyon.


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Get directions and the information you need for a day in Hellhole Canyon.