This 10+ acre preserve was a gift from Dr. Rodger Engel. Access is on the east side of Sumac Rd about 1/2 mile south of Pala Mesa Drive.
A gentle trail leads to a rock outcropping and ridgeline with panoramic views of mountains to east. Wildflowers bloom in spring. The preserve is popular with bird watchers and artists.
Scroll down for maps. Download the Engel Preserve trail map here.