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. 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.

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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

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.


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Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 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



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