Lakeside Linkage Preserve Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Lakeside, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The lakeside linkage reserve and the Whitaker trail. The preserve which are about to enter is a special area called the coastal sage scrub habitat. This type of habitat is native to the coastal and inland hillsides of Southern California and is considered endangered, with only 15% of it left.
Good hike to do with kids as well. The one end is kinda steep but not in manageable. I want to take a bike to the top where there seems to be a bmx/mountain bike circle trick course that was made.
This is a nice trail with magnificent views at the summit, specially to the mountains on the Southwest. Spring time would be the best season to actually hike this place. July was not the perfect timing because the shrubs were turning brown all the flowers were falling. The trail is clearly marked and does have tight spots because of over growth. There is a loop at the top. Don't try creating a loop at the base of this mountain because it's too steep. And always stay on the trail, some rules can be broken but not hiking trails!! :)