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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.
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      Open on Jul 22, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SDMBA
      (sdmba.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,319
      State Ranking
      #164
      Trails
      15
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      3,344 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,332 ft
      Total Vertical
      946 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      93
      Ridden Counter
      397

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Ridgeline Maintenance Road
      5 |
      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
      5 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Lake Hodges Overlook Loop
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      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 79 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 286 | Aug 3, 2015
      Kona Honzo ST - 'Once is Enough' (Elfin Forest...
      4:05 | 42 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      'Way Up Trail' Elfin Forest / Kona Honzo ST
      9:17 | 57 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido
      more videos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Scotties Single Track Bliss
      31 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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 #1044014JcmontyaddridelogAug 18, 2018 ride log
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 7:11pm
      6 hours
      user #1066813allzorzinaddridelogAug 7, 2018 ride log
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:32pm
      2 days
      user #1066813allzorzinvotetrailEquine Incline and 1 more
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 3:30pm
      Aug 14, 2018
      user #1341074Noobmtberaddphoto in My City
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      user #1190853Mikeyt750wishlistrouteScotties Single Track Bliss
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 8:20am
      Aug 6, 2018
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 7 5 12.4 km
      San Elijo Hills 133.7 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 8 5 14.3 km
      San Pasqual Valley 1 2 14.4 km
      Black Mountain 18 9 47 km
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