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      One of San Diego County’s most precious natural resources, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve offers approximately 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, equestrian trails, as well as picnic areas and scenic mountain viewing points. In addition, the natural beauty of the Reserve includes such native plant communities as oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral. All wildlife and natural resources at the Reserve are fully protected so that future generations may also enjoy these wonders.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Parking - on shoulder google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is located at 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029. The entrance to the Reserve is located between the 6 and 6.5 mile markers on Harmony Grove Road.
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      Region Details
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      • 9
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 7, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      2,747 ft
      Total Vertical
      942 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,332 ft
      Reports
      86
      Photos
      192
      Ridden Counter
      2,286

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

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      Feb 16, 2022 @ 7:17am
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      Dec 18, 2021 @ 2:14pm
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      Dec 18, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      Dec 18, 2021

      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 389 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 708 | Aug 3, 2015
      Elfin Forest
      8:25 | 311 | Jan 21, 2015
      Downhill Chunk & Blind Grind Climb || Dusk...
      11:37 | 25 | Dec 17, 2021 , Escondido
      Trials Champion or Trail Chump? || Lake Hodges...
      10:11 | 51 | Dec 17, 2021 , Escondido
      Once is Enuf Trail: Twilight Brake Fest and...
      4:34 | 26 | Dec 17, 2021 , Escondido
      Rock Tech Fest: Down the Way Up Trail, Elfin...
      8:29 | 49 | Dec 17, 2021 , Escondido
      Elfin Forest || Dec 31, 2020-Final Ride ||...

      8:10 | 16 | Dec 17, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Ridgeline Maintenance Road
      May 17, 2022 @ 3:46pm
      May 17, 2022
      Very Dryniterider03
      Lake Hodges Overlook Loop
      May 17, 2022 @ 3:46pm
      May 17, 2022
      Very DryLoose rocks everywhereniterider03
      Me-xal Trail
      May 17, 2022 @ 3:46pm
      May 17, 2022
      Very Dryniterider03
      The Way Up Trail
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      IdealNew loose rocks and ruts due to recent rainjohnpaterson
      Quail Trail
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      IdealLoose rocks, ruts, probably not a green...johnpaterson
      Hodges Overlook Shortcut
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      Idealjohnpaterson
      Tyke's Hike
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      Idealloose rocksjohnpaterson
      Mariposa
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      Idealjohnpaterson
      Cielo Trail
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      Variableloose rocks, recent horse traffic messed...johnpaterson
      Chaparral Trail
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Dec 18, 2021
      Idealjohnpaterson

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #506641socallukevoterouteSpinning Wheel
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 3:28pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #506641socallukewishlistrouteSpinning Wheel and 1 more
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 3:05pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #1580695joberfestwishlisttrailEquine Incline and 2 more
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 4:12pm
      Jun 12, 2022
      user #1794879marvinstoreywishlistrouteSpinning Wheel
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 10:11pm
      Jun 8, 2022
      user #2962147AndrewSiminoffriddentrailThe Way Up Trail and 3 more
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 9:43am
      Jun 8, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1073513jbm-sdtrailRidgeline Maintenance RoadAbsolutely zero payback on any climbing you...
      Apr 5, 2022 @ 4:46pm
      Apr 5, 2022
      user #2466175OutdoorsdtrailLake Hodges Overlook LoopDefinitely getting overgrown. Still fun, though.
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 4:57pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      user #2466175OutdoorsdtrailLos Cielos Preserve TrailThis is a great finish downhill with some...
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 4:55pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      user #2466175OutdoorsdtrailEquine InclineRide the counter clockwise downhill. Both...
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 4:51pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      user #2450689Jmlascala71trailLos Cielos Preserve TrailA tough climb because of the endless loose...
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Mar 2, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 6 9 12.4 km
      Yellow truck 12.6 km
      San Elijo Hills 10 93.7 km
      North County Coastal4.3 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 11 8 34.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1915 miles2,746 ft6 miles942 ft
      #2,466#1,2571928621,417
      Hike1915 miles2,746 ft6 miles942 ft
      #1,925#1,11986178
      Trail Running1915 miles2,746 ft6 miles942 ft
      #1,936#1,1188661
      • By stoker1223 & contributors
      • Admins: SDMBA, MountainBikeBill, bmstone, spokeswoman, Jmlascala71
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