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

FHC has partnered with the National Wildlife Foundation to certify Valley Center, California as a National Wildlife Community. To learn how you can join our efforts visit:



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


Join the Friends

We are stronger as a team. Become a Friend and be part of the lasting legacy of Hellhole Canyon. 



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


Plan Your

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