North Shore Lake Hodges Trail

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16.8 Miles 27.0 Kilometers


40%

Singletrack

564' 172 m

Ascent

-564' -172 m

Descent

462' 141 m

High

326' 99 m

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10%

Max Grade (6°)

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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 North Shore Trail is a hard pack mostly doubletrack trail with some tight singletrack for 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 Del Dios Gorge/Santa Fe Vly trail.

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Dec 27, 2016
Paul Seltmann
11mi
Dec 24, 2016
Barbod Tebyanian
Dec 15, 2016
Heather Velazquez
Completed about half
Dec 7, 2016
Bobby Cornehl
Oct 26, 2014
larry Fogt
16.9mi — 1h 52m
Jan 12, 2014
Benjamin Wojcik
Sep 24, 2013
Bryce Knudson
Fast fun night ride. This trail is always in good shape and great for a quick fast XC ride. 16.6mi

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  3.6 from 8 votes

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