Coast to Crest Trail at Lake Hodges is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easy hike with breathtaking views of Lake Hodges and the dam!
This was a lovely trail, very easy to walk and the lake was beautiful to sit and eat lunch next to.
Great trail - super hot! Not too much shade but has a great views.
Awesome! The dogs got overheated so we had to carry them
really nice trail
This is a very fun trail and so far one of my favorites. The coast to crest trail can be linked to del dios gorge trail and santa fe valley trail. While there are a couple of technical sections on the Lake Hodges trail, but nothing overly difficult, overall this trail flows well and is very fun and is a great ride for all levels.