2 miles
Distance
458 ft
Climb
-397 ft
Descent
00:13:31
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
    Escondido, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #32766 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is not nearly as rocky as the Equine Incline - it's more similar to the Way Up Trail. It has some very steep switchback climbs during the first portion, the "stick" of the lollipop loop, which can be very tricky to make it up.

Once you're past those, take the first left. Then, past the overlook I take the trail to the left. Following that around takes you back down by the lake. Keep straight where the trail drops to one of its lowest points and then starts climbing back out.

The loop back is much more difficult than the way out. There are many tight switchbacks that are full of decent sized rocks that can really make getting around a challenge. You'll eventually meet back up with stick of the lollipop and get to bomb down the climbs that you rode up coming in.

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lake Hodges Overlook Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    61 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,094 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,261 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,154 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,214 ft
  • Grade
    0.622%
  • Grade max
    -27.85%
  • Grade min
    32.968%
  • Distance climb
    5,006 ft
  • Distance down
    4,332 ft
  • Distance flat
    425 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:45
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on Sep 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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