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San Diego's first wheelchair accessible hiking trail officially opens

Jas Arnold Trail for All People at the Black Mountain Ranch Open Space Park
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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be celebrating the first San Diego wheelchair-accessible hiking trail today.

On Wednesday,  he and councilmember Mark Kersey will attend the official opening ceremony for the new Jas Arnold Trail for All People at the Black Mountain Ranch Open Space Park.

This 1,100-foot flat loop is hiking friendly for children, the elderly and those who use a wheelchair for mobility.

San Diego boasts the second richest biodiversity in the continental U.S. 

Wheelchair users can now enjoy one of the many unique trails that fill San Diego's varied landscape.

The mayor will hold a news conference at 10:30 am on Wednesday at the Jas Arnold Trail for All People Black Mountain Open Space Park Trailhead located near the Miner’s Ridge Loop Trail off Carmel Valley Road.

He will be joined by City Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5, Herman Parker, Park and Recreation Department Director, and  Members of the City of San Diego Accessibility Advisory Board.