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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
      Main Parking 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.
      Region Details
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      Open on Sep 25, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SDMBA
      (sdmba.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,628
      State Ranking
      #184
      Trails (view details)
      15
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      15
      Trails Trail Running
      15
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      3,317 ft
      Total Vertical
      946 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,332 ft
      Reports
      11
      Photos
      94
      Ridden Counter
      494

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 4:37pm
      Nov 7, 2018
      The Way Up Trail, My City
      8 |
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Ridgeline Maintenance Road
      14 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 7:25am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Los Cielos Preserve Trail
      6 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 7:25am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Los Cielos Preserve Trail
      more photos »

      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 108 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 337 | Aug 3, 2015
      Kona Honzo ST - 'Once is Enough' (Elfin Forest...
      4:05 | 80 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      'Way Up Trail' Elfin Forest / Kona Honzo ST
      9:17 | 167 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      more videos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Scotties Single Track Bliss
      31 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1288165brianpetrytrailRidgeline Maintenance RoadClimbing this from the Hodges side can make...
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 4:18pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      user #1504061ZurnaptrailThe Way Up TrailGreat technical ride that sucked. I haven’t...
      Apr 5, 2018 @ 6:13pm
      Apr 5, 2018
      user #1294744NannertrailThe Way Up TrailPretty miserable technical climb on a...
      May 19, 2017 @ 7:13pm
      May 19, 2017
      user #627477dirtchurnertrailThe Way Up Trailgood miserable cardio ride despite the trail...
      May 7, 2016 @ 9:38pm
      May 7, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1044014JcmontyaddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 3:07pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1364149mlaptewiczaddridelogJan 11, 2019 ride log
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      user #1261559AeroDaveaddridelogJan 5, 2019 ride log
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 2:49pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      user #1453822JmatthewgriffithsaddridelogJan 1, 2019 ride log
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 4:37pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      user #527463nzobustaddridelogDec 26, 2018 ride log
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Dec 26, 2018
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 7 5 12.4 km
      San Elijo Hills 11 13.7 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 8 5 14.3 km
      San Pasqual Valley 2 3 14.4 km
      Black Mountain 23 16 47 km
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