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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
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      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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      • 8
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      Region Status
      Caution as of May 18, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      3,192 ft
      Total Vertical
      942 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,332 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      167
      Ridden Counter
      1,542

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

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      Mar 28, 2021 @ 7:02pm
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      Feb 8, 2021

      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 359 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 687 | Aug 3, 2015
      Elfin Forest
      8:25 | 297 | Jan 21, 2015
      Mountain Biking at Equine Incline, San Diego.
      22:06 | 94 | Jan 10, 2021 , Escondido
      Down Hill Mountain Biking at Los Cielos...
      6:07 | 58 | Jan 10, 2021 , Escondido
      Kona Honzo ST - 'Once is Enough' (Elfin Forest...
      4:05 | 387 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      'Way Up Trail' Elfin Forest / Kona Honzo ST
      9:17 | 646 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2120129Gpayne1987riddentrailUpper Tyke's Hike
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #548593MountainBikeBillriddentrailLos Cielos - Elfin Connector and 1 more
      May 29, 2021 @ 6:39pm
      May 29, 2021
      user #2310702rsenwishlisttrailEquine Incline
      May 24, 2021 @ 10:54am
      May 24, 2021
      user #1308092SchwungradaddreportThe Way Up Trail and 3 more
      May 18, 2021 @ 9:41pm
      May 18, 2021
      user #548593MountainBikeBilladdtrailLos Cielos - Elfin Connector and 2 more
      May 14, 2021 @ 7:26am
      May 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #2126964strongsalescatrailLake Hodges Overlook LoopFun and challenging loop. Needs some trail...
      Feb 8, 2021 @ 7:10am
      Feb 8, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 4 11 12.4 km
      Yellow truck 12.6 km
      San Elijo Hills 11 93.7 km
      North County Coastal4.3 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 13 7 34.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1815 miles3,192 ft6 miles942 ft
      #4,093#1,8611675511,156
      Hike1815 miles3,192 ft6 miles942 ft
      #3,524#1,73955103
      Trail Running1815 miles3,192 ft6 miles942 ft
      #3,525#1,7375528
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