Ruffin Canyon is Serra Mesa’s natural open space. With more than 84 acres, it extends from the south end of Ruffin Road to Mission Valley. Its native plants provide an example of the Coastal Sage Scrub plant community.
Ruffin Canyon offers primitive trails. Access is on the west and east sides of Taft Middle School 9191 Gramercy Drive.
This unique habitat needs our care.
You are invited to join the Friends of Ruffin Canyon.
Our goal is to foster community participation in the protection of Ruffin Canyon.
— Recurring Events —
First Saturday of Odd Months – We meet at the west side of Taft near the parking lot at the Native Habitat Garden for Restoration Work.
First Saturday of Even Months – We meet at the west end of Shawn Avenue.
Come anytime between 9 AM and Noon. All are Welcome to Come and Help!
Fourth Wednesday of the Month We usually meet at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library at 5:30pm.
— More information —
Staycation in Your Backyard HERE – PowerPoint presentation on trails in Serra Mesa made by Friends of Ruffin Canyon at Serra Mesa Community Council meeting on September 22, 2021
Serra Mesa Trails & Resource Guide HERE – Map and list of trails and parks in Serra Mesa and other hiking resources
Additionally, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Monica Fuentes: 619-517-4314