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blue Coast to Crest Trail: Del Dios Gorge and Santa Fe Valley

Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 285' 87 m
Descent: -448' -137 m
High: 404' 123 m
Low: 96' 29 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by David Hekel

A nice flowing trail in the Del Dios Gorge corridor.

David Hekel

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Description

This is a great little trail in the Del Dios Gorge area. West from the staging area will take you to the switchbacks and the end of the SDRP inland trail system. The trail is hard pack singletrack that cuts through the bottom of the gorge then back out and up via a series of about 30 continuous switchbacks. Great views of the gorge and a challenging climb.

East from the staging area will take you towards the Lake Hodges dam and join up with the trail on the north shore of the lake. This direction is a steady climb out of Del Dios Gorge on a single and doubletrack hard pack trail. The climb is broken up in areas by flats and view points making it fairly easy. Good views of the dam are available at the Rattlesnake Viewing Area that also doubles as a cool piece of art.

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Dec 28, 2018
Cameron Gary
Jul 28, 2018
Steven Lennox
Jun 2, 2018
Daheng Sun
4mi
May 26, 2018
Daheng Sun
4mi
May 19, 2018
Daheng Sun
4mi
Apr 2, 2018
Will Smith
4mi
Mar 26, 2018
Steven Lennox
Aug 25, 2017
Frank Man
Saw a few deer in canyon by dam.

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

#3

in Lake Hodges

#6956

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#3

in Lake Hodges

#480

in California

#6,956

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