La Mision - Valle de Guadalupe

Total Miles
25.5

Elevation

442.43 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Traveling from La Mision to wine country in Valle de Guadalupe. This route passes farmland, valleys, and great views of the pacific ocean, at points and terrain, varies from rocky sections to smooth dirt roads. The route passes by the Kumias Indigenous Town near the midpoint. This trail is easy when it's dry and no 4WD is needed.

Photos of La Mision - Valle de Guadalupe

La Mision - Valle de Guadalupe
La Mision - Valle de Guadalupe
La Mision - Valle de Guadalupe

Difficulty

Most of this trail is comprised of dirt and lose rocks, with a few sections of unmaintained trail that can vary in conditions and grade dirt roads.

History

The Kumiaicommunities are located in the coastal plateaus of the municipalities of Ensenada and Rosarito, and in the municipality of Tecate.The Kumiai developed agriculture since pre-Hispanic times, which gave them the possibility of maintaining estancias on a wide travel route according to the availability of water sources, and consequently developing complex forms of organization. But at the end of the missionary period, they had already been reduced to a process of sedentarization and progressive abandonment of their practical and traditional knowledge, which deepened with the arrival of colonizing and surveying companies, dedicated to mining, agriculture and livestock, which reduced their territory and transformed the natural environment, affecting the reproduction of their culture based on hunting and gathering.The Kumiai are characterized by their joy and their festivals such as the kuri kuri that does not have a ritual or religious purpose but is distinguished by its traditional dance and singing. On the day of the dead they clean the graves, arrange them with flowers and light candles at night.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Sergio Castroman
Mar 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Ml Ladinig
Dec 29, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Samer Atshan
Apr 02, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

Starting from La Mision (32.09849, -116.86242) or from Valle de Guadalupe (32.09498, -116.62712)

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