4 miles
Distance
459 ft
Climb
-370 ft
Descent
00:32:03
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Hodges
    Escondido, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35287 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    San Dieguito River Park

This is a great little trail in the Del Dios Gorge area. West from the staging area will take you to the switchbacks and the end of the SDRP inland trail system. The trail is hard pack singletrack that cuts threw the bottom of the gorge then back out and up via a series of about 30 continuous switchbacks. Great views of the gorge and a challenging climb.

East from the staging area will take you towards the Lake Hodges dam and join up with the SDRP- North Shore Trail. This direction is a steady climb out of Del Dios Gorge on a single and doubletrack hard pack trail. The climb is broken up in areas by flats and view points making it fairly easy. Good views of the dam are available at the Rattlesnake Viewing Area that also doubles as a cool piece of art.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

Switchback section is gnarly. See videos. Bypass 1st section via Artesian Rd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Del Dios Gorge / Santa Fe Valley Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    91 ft
  • Altitude min
    87 ft
  • Altitude max
    333 ft
  • Altitude start
    242 ft
  • Altitude end
    335 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    30.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,710 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:29
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • 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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  • 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
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      Del Dios Gorge /... Trail Reports

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      Aug 29, 2020 @ 5:27pm
      Aug 29, 2020
      Trail is more green than blue. Fairly easy ride less a few steeps parts.
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 7:36am
      Aug 13, 2020
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Dec 23, 2019
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 11:10am
      Sep 18, 2019
      Dry, dusty. Some gravel areas are very loose. Construction ongoing before Hernandez HA.
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 5:46am
      Aug 3, 2019
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      • 37 miles avg distance
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      • 51 miles avg distance
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