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Santa Margarita River Trail

Fallbrook, CA

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Santa Margarita River Trail is a 6 mile loop trail located near Fallbrook, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is used for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is accessible year-round.

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Agua Tibia Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Completed the loop today and the heat was intense! Great views and well-maintained trail. Bring plenty of water and start early.

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Wild Horse Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Dripping Springs Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The pictures are of Dripping Springs but the location on the map is far off from where Dripping Springs actually is located.

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Temecula Meadowview Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is not a challenging hike in the remote wilderness. I wouldn't drive from afar to try this one. If you are in the area; however, it is a great 1.5-2.5 mile walk, with a few small hills in a large Meadow. There are homes along the perimeter, but didn't find them distracting. I really enjoyed the hour outing with my dog. Not crowded, although it was a weekday. Good running trail too. Can probably take a jog stroller. I see myself frequenting this trail since I am in the area.

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Dripping Springs Campground Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went in March and all of the wild flowers were blooming, it was beautiful. Weather was cool in the morning and started to warm up in the afternoon. Like stated prior it is 6.2 miles to the Paloma's McGee trail and that takes you an extra 2.8 to the top. There is the wild horse trail that is less strenuous and its 10.1 to the top and you can take Paloma's McGee down to the dripping springs trail and give yourself a 20 mile hike. There are no water sources. The trail is well maintained and clearly marked.

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Dripping Springs Campground Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Looks like a cool trail for hiking but I went up there to go biking and got busted. So there's no biking just FYI lol

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Harveston Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It is not really a trail. It is a loop around a man-made lake in the middle of a neighborhood. However, it is beautiful and perfect if you have small children. There are ducks, a nice playground and bathrooms.

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Wild Horse Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Love this trail! Very similar to Dripping Springs (being that they're connected), nothing too difficult. Nice rolling hills, super rocky on the incline, and a whole bunch of sun. Plenty of chill spots on high rock formations along the way ;-). Bring your essentials and your good, nothing outlandish here. Trailhead is a joke to find, expect crowds on the weekends!

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Dripping Springs Campground Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Sweet trail, nice and simple. 5 star for being exactly what it should be. Nothing to difficult, just a nice distance of constant up and down on rocky terrain. No switchbacks (thank god), but you definitely get your fix when it comes to vertical hiking. Easy to find the trail head, and it connect to a few other trails if you want to really extend your trip. The trail is about 5 minutes form my house, so I do this hike constantly to keep in shape for the bigger trails. I Love it, I highly recommend it, so go rock it! Happy Hiking :-)

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Dripping Springs Trail
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Very nice trail near Temecula, good views and cute campsite.

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