San Marcos, CA: San Diego Chapter, Walnut Grove Park Walk and Sunshine Mountain Winery

Dec 18, 2021 8:30AM—2:00PM


Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

Event Contact Karin Kiser | Email


Join Karin Kiser and other San Diego pilgrims as we close out the year with a 6-mile easy walk followed by some wine tasting at Sunshine Mountain Winery in San Marcos.

Parking: Park near the Williams Barn on the back side of the park. Follow signs to Heritage Park Museum. We’ll meet in front of the bathroom building in between the barn and the heritage museum.
Meeting time in the Walnut Grove Park parking lot: 8:45am
Walk begins: 9am
Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the parking area.
Route description: We’ll follow the natural horse paths around the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. This is a 95% flat walk, with one leisurely incline at the midpoint. No rocks, hills or asphalt (unless you prefer to walk on the paved trail adjacent to the dirt ones).

Sunshine Mountain Vineyard: After the walk, those who wish to enjoy some vino can take a short 3-minute drive to Sunshine Mountain Vineyard. Offering sweeping hilltop views and tasty wine and appetizers, the winery is a hidden neighborhood gem with a variety of outdoor seating areas to take in the view. The first two samples of vino are on the house, with red, white and rose available by the glass. Appetizers and pizza too! If you can’t make the walk but would like to join your pilgrim friends for a glass of wine afterwards, we’ll be there right at noon when they open.

Sunshine Mountain Vineyard post-walk vino: 12:00 pm.
Address of the winery is 2286 Sunshine Mountain Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
Feel free to text Karin at 858-780-2660 with any questions.