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greenBlue Coast to Crest Trail - North Shore Lake Hodges

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Trail

15.6 mile 25.1 kilometer out and back
40% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 407' 124 m
Descent: -407' -124 m
High: 424' 129 m
Low: 323' 99 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by David Hekel

A great all-around trail for all abilities.

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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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Apr 14, 2019
Oscar Bernal
Mar 23, 2019
Chad Teets
Feb 21, 2019
Tom Grom
Jan 26, 2019
Randy Werneth
22.5mi — 4h 51m
Jan 20, 2019
Joel Lopez Villarreal
15.6mi
Jan 6, 2019
Kyle Strong
Dec 15, 2018
Steven Lennox
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Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 42 votes

#1

in Lake Hodges

#312

Overall
  4.0 from 42 votes
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#1

in Lake Hodges

#40

in California

#312

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