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Coast to Crest Trail - North Shore Lake Hodges

 4.0 (37)

15.6 Miles 25.1 Kilometers


40%

Singletrack

407' 124 m

Ascent

-407' -124 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

424' 129 m

High

323' 99 m

Low

Shared By David Hekel

Conditions


All Clear 62 days ago
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A great all-around trail for all abilities.

David Hekel

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly A wide path and an easy grade with beautiful views and access to nearby restaurants and amenities.

Overview

The San Dieguito River Parks North Shore trail system surrounds Lake Hodges in North County San Diego, providing year-round good riding in the scenic California inland valleys. This route is a terrific option for families and riders of all abilities as there are always options to stay on the fire road with access to more challenging singletrack trails, too.

Description

The ride predominantly follows hard packed doubletrack, but there is some tight singletrack for a few a couple of miles before you get to Lake Hodges Dam. Most of the trail is beginner to intermediate with some technical areas. This is the most popular trail within the SDRP due to its ease of riding and close proximity to trailheads and staging areas.

If you want to see Lake Hodges, this trail will take you on a tour of the whole North Shore. If you're feeling hungry along the way, stop at Hernandez Hideaway, a nice little Mexican restaurant just off the trail on the way towards the dam.

If you're looking for a longer ride, keep going past the dam and link up to the Coast to Crest Trail: Del Dios Gorge and Santa Fe Valley to the ride.

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Sep 1, 2018
Greg Rianhard
Aug 31, 2018
Chris R
15.5mi
Aug 14, 2018
Chad Richmond
Fun ride. 80 degrees. Too dark to complete the 15.5mi 14mi
Jul 15, 2018
Tim B
Jul 14, 2018
El Chivo Garcia
Jul 8, 2018
BJ McElmurry
Great trail, couple areas with singletrack and traffic.
Jul 1, 2018
Clay Morgan
14mi
Jun 2, 2018
Daheng Sun
15.6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 37 votes

#1

in Lake Hodges

#334

Overall
  4.0 from 37 votes
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#1

in Lake Hodges

#46

in California

#334

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7,487 Since Jun 24, 2013
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This was a fun ride with awesome views the whole way! May 4, 2017

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