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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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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
      Overflow 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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      • 6
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 4, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      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
      39
      Photos
      142
      Ridden Counter
      1,073

      Photos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Jul 8, 2020
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      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      7 |
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      23 |
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 8:10am
      Feb 23, 2020

      Videos of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Mountain Bike

      Margarita Adventure
      6:47 | 257 | May 26, 2017
      elfin
      7:43 | 570 | Aug 3, 2015
      Elfin Forest
      8:25 | 248 | Jan 21, 2015
      Kona Honzo ST - 'Once is Enough' (Elfin Forest...
      4:05 | 282 | Feb 28, 2018 , Escondido

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ridgeline Maintenance Road
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:42am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Very DryballenshredsClear w/ no issues. Just be careful and...
      Lake Hodges Overlook Loop
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:42am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Very DryballenshredsA bit overgrown in some sections. The...
      Quail Trail
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:42am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Very DryballenshredsEasy as pie.
      Upper Tyke's Hike
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:42am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Very DryballenshredsNice views!
      Equine Incline
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:42am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Very DryballenshredsTough climb up, but the decent is super...
      Paseo De Los Suenos
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:08am
      May 16, 2020
      DryNelliemtb
      Ridgeline Maintenance Road
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:08am
      May 16, 2020
      DryNelliemtb
      Cielo Trail
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 5:25pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      VariableGeoffireAvoid the section south of the road, it's...
      The Way Up Trail
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:16am
      Sep 15, 2019
      DryFaithzane
      Hodges Overlook Shortcut
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 10:12am
      Jun 30, 2019
      Drydjdangerbear

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1935248EchoTonywishlisttrailLos Cielos Preserve Trail
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 12:11pm
      21 hours
      user #2317120erinoswishlisttrailLake Hodges Overlook Loop
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      user #2298280KevinchuntCAriddentrailThe Way Up Trail
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 11:30pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      user #2290146Sregan73riddentrailRidgeline Maintenance Road and 1 more
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 12:40am
      Jul 13, 2020
      user #1705961MitchfloreswishlisttrailEquine Incline
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:54pm
      Jul 12, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #978018cosborne74trailThe Way Up TrailAll the sections are doable if you are a...
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Hodges 8 9 12.4 km
      Yellow truck2.6 km
      San Elijo Hills 11 6 13.7 km
      North County Coastal4.3 km
      Rancho La Costa Preserve 8 54.3 km
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