2 miles
Distance
509 ft
Climb
-443 ft
Descent
00:04:54
Avg time

Details

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.

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More Stats for Lake Hodges Overlook Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    66 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,095 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,258 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,150 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,216 ft
  • Grade
    0.677%
  • Grade max
    -40.773%
  • Grade min
    31.715%
  • Distance climb
    4,766 ft
  • Distance down
    4,381 ft
  • Distance flat
    583 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:57
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Lake Hodges... Trail Reports

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