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

 3.8 (6)

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

285' 87 m

Ascent

-448' -137 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

404' 123 m

High

96' 29 m

Low

Shared By David Hekel

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A nice flowing trail in the Del Dios Gorge corridor.

David Hekel

Dogs Unknown

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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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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.
Mar 30, 2017
Colby Tunick
Trail is rough in the beginning from the rainfall. After initial switchback, it's a great ride. 4mi
Mar 30, 2017
Allen P
8mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#3

in Lake Hodges

#6133

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#3

in Lake Hodges

#418

in California

#6,133

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