3 miles
94 ft
-93 ft
Avg time

Mule Hill Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    San Pasqual Valley
    Escondido, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #43923 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

This trail is mostly on dirt roads with some doubletrack. It's a relatively flat out and back that takes you past the historic Mule Hill battle site and into some of North County San Diego's agricultural area.

Access Info

There are four trailheads: (1) for Sikes Adobe Staging Area at the west end of the trail, take the I-15 freeway to Via Rancho Parkway and go east; turn right at Sunset Drive and look for the trailhead on the left before the end of the road; (2) Old Coach North Staging Area: take the I-15 freeway and exit at West Bernardo/Pomerado Road. Go east then turn left at the signal light at Highland Valley Rd. Drive about 2.3 miles to the Old Coach North Trail Staging Area on the right. Take the link trail east to cross Highland Valley Road and reach the Coast to Crest Trail; (3) for Ysabel Creek Staging Area, follow directions in #2 above, but continue up Highland Valley Road, then turn left at Bandy Canyon Road to Ysabel Creek Road. Trailhead is on the corner on the left; (4) for San Pasqual Staging Area at the east end of the trail, see (1) above, but continue past Sunset Drive, then turn right at San Pasqual Valley Road. At intersection with Hwy 78, turn right and continue 2.75 miles past the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. After the bridge turn right at Bandy Canyon Road. Turn right into a dirt lot and follow signs for the San Pasqual Staging Area.

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More Stats for Mule Hill Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    319 ft
  • Altitude max
    349 ft
  • Altitude start
    334 ft
  • Altitude end
    334 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,140 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,453 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Dec 10, 2018
Avg: 2.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to mule-hill-trail trailhead (33.066660, -117.067820)
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Mule Hill Trail Trail Reports

Dec 10, 2018 @ 8:36am
Dec 10, 2018
Trail has some muddy sections, but nothing you couldn’t ride around. Was still a good day!
Jun 14, 2017 @ 6:01am
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 4, 2017 @ 4:25pm
Jun 4, 2017
May 16, 2017 @ 4:05pm
May 16, 2017
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps). Be cautious of loose sand used as erosion mitigation media on the east end of...
May 3, 2017 @ 1:27pm
May 3, 2017
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 2:24pm
Nov 19, 2016
Mule Hill Trail, Vista

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