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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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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Temecula Meadowview Loop
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

More of a walk than a "hike". You are literally walking in a circle just behind everyone's back yard. Won't do this one again.

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Dripping Springs Campground Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

My phone told us to go down Anja... but don't, go down Temecula Prkway another mile, camp ground & trails are about a mile down.

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Temecula Meadowview Loop
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

It's basically walking around a subdivision, wont be doing it again.

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Vail Lake
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went over labor day weekend. Had to pay 5 bucks and sign a form to get in but worth it. Took the dam climb which looks gated off but just swing your bike around. Its a fire road for the beginning then at the damn turns into a crazy ridge line. If you do not want to walk your bike i suggest taking the single tracks instead of the dam climb because damn you'll be climbing. Not for beginners because the down hill is crazy i went on level three and had to walk down half of it. Hopefully you have a frs for that downhill because a hard tail is well.. Hard. Good luck have fun.

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Harveston Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Temecula Meadowview Loop
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I love this trail, and take my dog every night and she loves it too! Great running paths!

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Dripping Springs Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Way fun trail. It's definitely one of the more strenuous hikes in the Temecula area, but well worth the effort. Great views of a couple lakes & majestic mountains!

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Dripping Springs Campground Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

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Agua Tibia Loop Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

One of the tougher hikes I've done. Trail not overly steep, just turned out to be hot (95-100 degrees vice forecast of 76 degrees). Planning to overnight on Aqua Tibia mountain but the bugs were fierce (DEET seemed to have no affect on deer flies) and heat was intense. Brought 7 liters of water but was going through it fast in the heat. Couldn't breathe with your mouth open or you would inhale bugs. Decided to make the loop in one day so as not to run out of water and escape bugs. Made for a long day and a few blisters, but overall awesomely beautiful country. Lots of wild life.

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Dripping Springs Trail
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14 Completed 4 Reviews

Went during April and it was very warm. Make sure you have water and maybe bug spray. There were lots of bees, flies, gnats, and Mosquitos. We saw butterflies, lizards, and horned toads. There were lots of spring flowers. The trail was mostly all uphill but going back down was very fast. Went 3.5 miles in and then turned back around.

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