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For some great tacos, check out Roberto's: 445 N. Hwy 101 Solana Beach, CA. or 2206 Carmel Valley Rd. Del Mar, CA.

Recommended Routes in Escondido - 5

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Favorite Looking out to the reservoir and dam. Trails go off to the left and right.
Difficult

Elfin Forest

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,957' Up 596.49 m Up 1,929' Down 587.92 m Down

San Marcos, CA
Favorite Light flitting through the trees
Intermediate/Difficult

Daley Ranch Loop

11.4 mi 18.4 km 1,407' Up 428.89 m Up 1,414' Down 430.89 m Down

Valley…, CA
Favorite Awesome views of Lake Hodges after the winter rains.
Easy/Intermediate

Coast to Crest Trail - North Shore Lake Hodges

15.6 mi 25.1 km 407' Up 124.16 m Up 407' Down 124.16 m Down

Escondido, CA
Favorite San Dieguito River Park Mountain Bike Patrol
Intermediate

San Dieguito River Park - Bernardo Bay/ Piedras Pintadas Trail

8.2 mi 13.2 km 570' Up 173.78 m Up 567' Down 172.96 m Down

Escondido, CA
Favorite At the Lake Hodges lookout.
Intermediate

Lake Hodges North Side

10.2 mi 16.4 km 294' Up 89.75 m Up 294' Down 89.75 m Down

Escondido, CA

Escondido Biking

  • 112 Miles 181 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 21 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Escondido - 37

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Bobcat Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Burnt Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Coyote Run
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #4Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Center, CA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Highland Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Escondido, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Escondido, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Creek Crossing Trail
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7East Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #8Sage Trail
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Diamondback
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #10Jack Creek Meadow Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Center, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Center, CA

Photos of Escondido - 63

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San Dieguito River Park Mountain Bike Patrol
Jun 26, 2013 near Escondido, CA
Bernardo Summit trailhead.
Nov 10, 2014 near Escondido, CA
This is the top of the Bernardo Summit trail facing west.
Oct 10, 2015 near Escondido, CA
This is about 70% to the top of the Bernardo Summit.
Oct 10, 2015 near Escondido, CA
Awesome views of Lake Hodges after the winter rains.
May 4, 2017 near Escondido, CA
Light flitting through the trees
Apr 19, 2019 near Valley…, CA
The recent rains have contributed nicely
Apr 19, 2019 near Valley…, CA
Challenging climb but well worth it
Jan 22, 2021 near Escondido, CA