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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      • 3
      • 3
      • 6
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 15, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SDMBA
      (sdmba.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,944
      State Ranking
      #189
      Trails (view details)
      15
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      15
      Trails Trail Running
      15
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,209 ft
      Total Vertical
      946 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,332 ft
      Reports
      30
      Photos
      121
      Ridden Counter
      788

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 9:49pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      7 |
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 9:39pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      33 |
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 5:48pm
      Feb 25, 2019
      18 |
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 5:48pm
      Feb 25, 2019

      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 184 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 443 | Aug 3, 2015
      Kona Honzo ST - 'Once is Enough' (Elfin Forest...
      4:05 | 176 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      'Way Up Trail' Elfin Forest / Kona Honzo ST
      9:17 | 317 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1698905HardtailHombreriddentrailEquine Incline
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:21pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1823428DomingosuavewishlisttrailThe Way Up Trail
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #1566248FaithzaneaddreportThe Way Up Trail and 3 more
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 4:37am
      Sep 16, 2019
      user #1845512BullsicorywishlisttrailThe Way Up Trail
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 12:43am
      Sep 8, 2019
      user #1902581GasMan7wishlisttrailEquine Incline
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 5:40pm
      Aug 21, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1731397DertBugtrailRidgeline Maintenance RoadNot bad for double track. Keep an eye out for...
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 9:45pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      user #1731397DertBugtrailLake Hodges Overlook LoopOvergrown toward the water edge on the south...
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 9:42pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      user #1731397DertBugtrailThe Way Up TrailTechnical challenging ride up, the majority is...
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 9:36pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 7 9 12.4 km
      Yellow truck2.6 km
      San Elijo Hills 11 3 13.7 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 8 54.3 km
      San Pasqual Valley 3 2 14.4 km
      • By stoker1223 & contributors
      • Admins: SDMBA
      • #8433 - 2,604 views
      • elfin forest recreational reserve activity log | embed map of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve mountain bike trails | elfin forest recreational reserve mountain biking points of interest
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