This town is about 25 miles north of Ensenada. You may only access the trail via a dirt road, but do not worry as any vehicle can travel through without difficulty.
The Kumeyaay community, one of the oldest in Baja California, dates back to pre-Hispanic times when this territory was dominated by the Pericú, Guaycura, Cochimí, and Yumano groups--the Kumiai belonged to the latter group.
At this time, these indigenous groups were semi-nomadic and the Kumeyaay people settled in the small valley of San José de la Zorra because it was rich in natural resources. The land offered the community water and oak acorns, which became a big part of their cuisine. During Spring and Summer, they stayed near San Jose de la Zorra and moved closer to the coast during the colder weather seasons.
Unfortunately, like other indigenous peoples, the Kumeyaay were being torn from their land towards the end of the 18th century, including their sacred sites. Today, the Kumeyaay people preserve their culture through their language, although fewer and fewer natives speak it.
As a result, the hiking tour intends to preserve Kumeyaay's legacy and culture by teaching visitors about the history of this region.