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Coast to Crest Trail - North Shore Lake Hodges

 26 votes

15.6 Miles 25.1 Kilometers


40%

Singletrack

407' 124 m

Ascent

-407' -124 m

Descent

424' 129 m

High

323' 99 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

All Clear

93 days agoUpdate

A great all-around trail for all abilities.

David Hekel

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

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

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Jan 21, 2018
Joe Jennings
Dec 11, 2017
Oli Ox
Nov 22, 2017
Waxy Buildup
Sep 23, 2017
Will Smith
15.6mi
Sep 4, 2017
Salchi Papa
Aug 27, 2017
Dan Pearson
Aug 23, 2017
Frank Man
Great views of the lake and dam
Aug 9, 2017
Max Johnson
Nice ride, ran out of time didn't finish. Fun techy-ish singletrack that's rocky towards the end. First 3/4 is packed doubletrack. Good workout 12mi

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  4.0 from 26 votes

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in Lake Hodges

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in Lake Hodges

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in California

#445

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All Clear 93 days ago

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This was a fun ride with awesome views the whole way! May 4, 2017

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