our next lecture is may 19 – join us!
La Playa Trail Association was founded to commemorate the oldest commercial route in the western United States.
70 Registered Historic Sites exist between Ballast Point and the Presidio.
Our goal is to reconstruct, refurbish, and add new markers that identify these historic sites along the Trail.
Our Next Lecture
May 19 at 5:30p.m.
Join us for a fascinating talk on the rich history of the Presidio.
Learn more about our community and its rich history, from the Kumeyaay Indians, Spanish explorers, to recent maritime activities.
La Playa Trail Association was founded in 2005 to commemorate the oldest European route along the Pacific Coast. First traversed by Kumeyaay Indians, and later by Spanish explorers, who, under Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, laid claim to Alta California. The Trail stretches from the harbor entrance to Mission San Diego de Alcala in Mission Valley, and beyond. (photo credit: Sande Lollis)
La Playa Trail was in use by the Kumeyaay prior to April 11, 1769, when the Spanish brigantine San Antonio arrived with the advance party of the Portola Expedition. It was the main link between the Mission, Old San Diego, and La Playa, which served as San Diego's first port until Alonzo Horton's founding of New San Diego in 1869.
The mission of La Playa Trail Association is to preserve, restore, enhance, commemorate, and educate the public about the Trail and associated historic sites located between Ballast Point and the north side of Presidio Park.
La Playa Trail Association presents the book Point Loma, an exceptional collection of pictures and commentary that chronicles the history of the Point Loma Peninsula, its neighborhoods, maritime traditions, military connections, development, and people.
Available at many of our local shops, online, and directly through La Playa Trail Association.