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Bernardo Summit Trail

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 4.0 (21)

This trail features commanding 360° views of the San Dieguito River Park and Lake Hodges.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.1

KM

Singletrack

1,126' 343 m

High

376' 115 m

Low

750' 229 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This trail will take you to the top of Bernardo Mtn within the San Dieguito River Park. The trail is very difficult and technical with a lot of loose rocks and steep climbs. That being said you'll be rewarded with a great view of the area and a technical descent back down.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

Shared By:

David Hekel with improvements by Jeff Fidler

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 21 votes

#2

in Lake Hodges

#5639

Overall
  4.0 from 21 votes
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3 Star
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Lake Hodges

#303

in California

#5,639

Overall
22 Views Last Month
4,711 Since Jul 14, 2013
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Photos

This is the top of the Bernardo Summit trail facing west.
Oct 10, 2015 near Escondido, CA
This is about 70% to the top of the Bernardo Summit.
Oct 10, 2015 near Escondido, CA
Bernardo Summit trailhead.
Nov 10, 2014 near Escondido, CA
Challenging climb but well worth it
Jan 22, 2021 near Escondido, CA
Dirt section before loose rocky accent.
Nov 24, 2021 near Escondido, CA
Steep rocky but not too loose.
Nov 24, 2021 near Escondido, CA

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Aug 29, 2021
David Harbin
Actually about an hour on the bike, plus some walking and resting. 6.7mi — 2h 00m
Aug 22, 2021
Justin Barham
Feb 2, 2021
Nishant Hariharan
Dried out well after the rains. Only a couple of wet spots 7mi — 1h 08m
Jan 22, 2021
Rich C
Jan 15, 2021
Nishant Hariharan
Loose rock make it a tricky last mile of climbing .. but it's a fun descend. 11.2mi — 1h 45m
Sep 9, 2019
Scott Lewis
Rocky Sections make this a hike a bike for me, but great views and fun coming back down 7.7mi — 1h 15m
Aug 11, 2019
Matthew Goho
Mar 8, 2019
Robert Laguna
Super rocky 5.7mi — 1h 21m