Rancho Santa Fe community hikes prove popular


By Karen Billing

Since launching in May, a twice-monthly community trail hike group has become a success, according to RSF Association Manager Pete Smith, the de-facto leader of the pack.

About 20-25 participants have come to the hikes held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, taking off from the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and aiming to cover every part of the 50-mile Covenant trail system by the end of the summer.

“It’s going really well,” said Smith of the hikes that are about four miles in length. “We are seeing some great sections of the trail.”

The group sets off from the upper parking lot of the Golf Club promptly at 4 p.m. and a special room is set aside at the club for post-hike hors d’oeuvres.

On June 12, the group was set to visit the Arroyo property. The next hike will be held June 26. Participants are asked not to bring dogs.