Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

MODERATE
#1 of 4 trails in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.0 miles 1384 feet Out & Back
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Elfin Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Michelle LaMarr
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I love elfin forest for a close to home workout. You can go just a few miles or make it a long morning hike. it's beautiful and has great views.

Amy S.
17 days ago

4 Completed5 Reviews

Jessica Winet
28 days ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Great for the pups at the end to hop in the creek!

Elle Zepeda
1 month ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

awesome

Dana McDougall
1 month ago

8 Completed1 Reviews

good hike. there are bathrooms and water about 2 miles in toward the top.

Mr. Bushwacker
1 month ago

15 Completed3 Reviews

Moderate walk up for your 1st mile. Great views from the top. Well worth the walk! Go in the morning and get an early start to beat the heat. Bring water. There is a spot at the top where you can top off your water sources, if you run out or run low.

Jeff Ellis
1 month ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Invigorating 1st mile; with great views over the 7 mile loop.

G M
1 month ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Equine Incline Trail. Great challenge, nice views, loose rocks, ocean breeze

Joshua Gonzalez
1 month ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Laura Kohn
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Lovely today with moderate temps and trail damp due to recent rain. I liked the up-down modulation after the initial climb. Decent signage. Great views east and west from the Lake Hodges look-out.

Jeff Ellis
1 month ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Invigorating first mile! Fun trail with great views overlooking Lake Hodges and the reservoir.

Tammy Harmon
1 month ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

great cardio the first mile then beautiful views at the top

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Nice to hike and beautiful.

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Nice to walk and beautiful trail .

Jane Liu
1 month ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

Shane Wong
1 month ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Its a fun trail. Easier than my Double Peaks trail since it let you catch your breath in between climbs. I recommend to go all the way to Lake Hodges overlook because of the scenic view. Crossing the creek at the end of Botanical trail is fun too.

Alex Dwabo
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

its a beautiful view

Elena Bond
2 months ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Georgi K
2 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews