Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

MODERATE
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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.

Jessica Winet
1 day ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

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

Elle Zepeda
11 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

awesome

Dana McDougall
12 days ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

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

Mr. Bushwacker
16 days ago

15 Completed0 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
17 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

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

G M
20 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

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

Joshua Gonzalez
22 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Laura Kohn
24 days ago

1 Completed0 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
25 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

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

Tammy Harmon
28 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

great cardio the first mile then beautiful views at the top

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Nice to hike and beautiful.

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Solange Iwansson
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Nice to walk and beautiful trail .

Jane Liu
1 month ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Shane Wong
1 month ago

2 Completed0 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 Completed0 Reviews

its a beautiful view

Elena Bond
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Georgi K
1 month ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Steven Sa
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

nice hike and beautiful view of the lake.

Alex Rosé Qntro
1 month ago

6 Completed0 Reviews

Can be steep at times on the way up trail but beautiful and worth the hike! Plus the water at the base is magical.