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Lake Hodges North Side

Intermediate
 4.4 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beginner trail with some (very) deep descents.


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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

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Singletrack

458' 140 m

High

324' 99 m

Low

294' 90 m

Up

294' 90 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

The nearby parking lot has a gate to close it; I am not aware of the opening and closing times.

Overview

A combination of the Bernardo Mountain Lake View Trail and the Coast to Crest Trail, running east to west.

Need to Know

You may have a casual encounter with snakes.

Parking is across from the Chevron gas station (just pass the golf club parking).

There are a couple of restrooms along the course.

Description

The trail is about 10 miles long, out and back. There are plenty of hikers—be considerate and control your speed!

As a beginner I was scared by the few (4) downhill sections because they are short and steep (at least for someone starting mountain biking). I followed a more experienced biker and had no issue with them, but I would not recommend a beginner child to start here, while the adults, once they overcome fear, will love it.

The trail is mostly flat terrain and does not require a high level of fitness (although it may be hard for the couch potatoes out there).

Overall, I really liked it, and being a beginner, I appreciated that the downhill is short and manageable.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

Shared By:

Carlo Tarantino with improvements by Theodore Barkley and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

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in Lake Hodges

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Photos

At the Lake Hodges lookout.
Mar 12, 2016 near Escondido, CA
Upper trailhead for North Shore Trail
Nov 10, 2014 near Escondido, CA
A view across Lake Hodges.
May 1, 2017 near Escondido, CA

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Jun 30, 2020
Glenn Cole
dry. some loose sand. 9.7mi — 1h 05m
Jun 5, 2020
Susan Patch
May 28, 2020
Paul Delos Reyes
13.2mi — 1h 45m
Sep 28, 2019
Isaac Jordan
Second ride and went off trail. — 1h 30m
Jul 14, 2019
Theodore Barkley
It's been a while since I've ridden this trial. Love that the climb out of the creekbed has been graded. 10.3mi — 2h 05m
Jun 20, 2019
Marnie Aaron
18.6mi — 3h 00m