Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail

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Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near El Cajon, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 209 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The main trail entrance is on side of the Vons. It is a pretty tough hill to get up because of how long it is. After the main hill which loopes around above Wal-Mart the trail levels out and is much easier. There are some awesome views up there. Dogs are allowed and it is a great place to mountain bike if you can get up the hill. The landscape is really nice.

1 month ago

Love having these trails in my backyard. Very peaceful and usually see wildlife

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6 months ago

A little coudy and wet today, but fun none the less! Took our 11 yr old Dachshund on the trail with us today, and she took it like a champ. Her sniffer was at maximum capacity!

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Beautiful.

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9 months ago

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1 year ago

Nice and peaceful.

1 year ago

Discovered this great find near my friend's house. We thought it would be an easy 4 mile hike. We started fr Horse Mill Rd & trail is not well marked. Ended up being 6 miles when we decided to turn around...nice surprise actually!

2 years ago

Great hike for a family with little children. The tracks were a bit confusing to find and follow. If you're new to hiking this is a great starter.

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2 years ago

Great hike! Very secluded beautiful views and excellent place to take your dogs tho they do have to be leashed at all times! Loved Loved Loved it!

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3 years ago

Fun hike for the whole family and beginning hiker. Best months to hike November through April.

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3 years ago

Great hike! A lot of different trails to choose from. Great for families or a casual hike. Would go again!

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3 years ago

I'm not sure about the Vons beginning but parking at Horsemill rd. was great. Lots of trails to choose from.

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4 years ago

Great hike. Good views

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5 years ago

A better place to start a loop within the reserve is the end of Horse Mill Road (1171 Horsemill Road)

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6 years ago

I really enjoy hiking this trail. I love how it loops around all the businesses then all of sudden you are in the outback. It is a tough trip up the first hill but after that the views are amazing.