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October 21, 2019 (Lakeside) – You’re invited to the first-ever Trail of Terror at Lakeside’s River Park.  This haunted trail will feature an Old West ghost town –where the inhabitants think it’s still 1850. The prospectors want their gold back, the townspeople want their town back—and they all want you OUT!

The Trail of Terror will be open Friday, October 25, 6:30pm-10pm and Saturday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.  General Admission tickets are just $10 per person and a Fastpass Admission is $25.  A VIP package (Fastpass admission plus a commemorative event t-shirt) is just $30. 

There will even be a special twilight hour on Saturday, October 26 only from 5-6 p.m. where there will still be some residual daylight, the scares will be on the mild side and the actors will be on their best behavior.  Twilight General Admission tickets are just $8.  

There is no age limit leaving the question of minor children attending at the discretion of the parent.  Note that there is a signed waiver of liability required for all attendees.  If a minor child desires to go on the Trail of Terror, a parent must sign a waiver for them.  

The Trail of Terror itself starts at the trailhead at 10354 Channel Rd in Lakeside.  Parking is free for everyone!  Parking is in our adjacent lot at 10204 Channel Rd in Lakeside.   

Tickets can be purchased in person on the day of the event (cash or credit card) or you can buy online to save yourself some time waiting in line.  To purchase online tickets, go to

For more information regarding the Trail of Terror, contact Alisha Curtin at or at 619-443-4770.

Purchase your Tickets Today!

Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, attending the event, or in need of assistance, please contact Alisha Curtin at or 619-443-4770.

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy was founded in 2001 with the mission to preserve and restore the biological integrity and beauty of the San Diego River while integrating recreational, education, and cultural opportunities for youth, seniors, and families in East San Diego County.

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