The Anza Area Trail Town Committee started back in July 2014 after a presentation at an Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council (AVMAC) meeting. The committee believes the Anza/Aguanga/Mountain Center Areas are ideal for many types of trail recreation. Geographically speaking the Anza Valley sits in the center of an outdoor recreation haven, including; Anza Borrego State Park, Beauty Mountain Wilderness, Thomas Mountain, Cahuilla Mountain, San Jacinto/Agua Tibia Wilderness Areas, Santa Rosa Monument and the Cleveland and San Jacinto National Forests.
The committee believes creating local trails that connect to established trails in the area, such as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and the California Riding and Hiking Trail would make our community a destination and enhance its identity. The committee wants Anza to keep its small town charm and rural atmosphere. A circular trail connecting all the rural residential neighborhood as well as agricultural and Native American Tribal Lands, would create a truly unforgettable trail experience for residents and visitors alike.
Growth in the area would focus on keeping the small town feel of the area, while promoting outdoor recreation and ecotourism. The committee supports sustainable, eco-friendly growth, which would not harm the areas natural beauty.