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9850-9880 Caminito Marlock
San Diego, CA 92131

Trailhead: 32.901300, -117.101978    Pond: 32.900365, -117.104660

Hike: .25 miles to pond    Level: Easy

Dog-Friendly: Yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

About Hendrix Pond

Hendrix Pond is a decent-sized pond that is tucked away from any main streets and I doubt too many people besides the neighbors nearby know of it. I can’t say I know too much about this pond, but here is what I do know: the pond dates back to the E.W. Scripps period and was located 1/4 mile from the Scripps Castle.

Hendrix was a man who took care of the Scripps livestock and was second-in-command on the rancho. The pond was a watering hole on the original spread.  Another pond of interest in Scripps Ranch is Evan’s Pond which was part of E.W. Scripp’s daughter’s property.

While you’re in the area, make sure to check out the Secret Pyramids of Scripps Ranch!

This pond would most likely be a disappointment to many, mainly because it is surrounded by homes, but we found joy in circling around it with our pup. We came across some kids fishing who caught a ton of these tiny fish. This is a good spot for families or for walking your dogs. It’s especially for those who don’t want to be around a bunch of people. It was very empty when we explored it. The hike to it is really pretty too.

For fun: Try to find the Secret Pyramids of Scripps Ranch while you’re out here!

The walk to the pond was very enjoyable. This is what the entrance looked like:

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The poor jade plants were so dehydrated due to the drought we’ve had:

We made it!

Is this part of the original adobe wall?

And part of the original driveway?

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    Beautiful pictures!

    October 24, 2019

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