Santa Margarita River Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fallbrook, California that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I-15 N to Fallbrook exit. Take Mission Rd. 5 mi. E; turn N onto Pico Ave. (becomes De Luz Rd.). Continue 2.4 mi.; go R @ fork onto Sandia Creek Dr. N. Parking area is in 1 mi. (just before bridge); trailhead is E of lot.
Great trail for everyone! My 5 year old son and 60 year old mother both loved it and were capable of the moderate climbing. Mostly shaded, nice for all year!
Super easy nice sunday hike. :)
It was a nice hike.
Lots of kids and dogs. Scenery is nice once you get away from the crowds at the trailhead.
We loved this hike:) The trail was pretty high traffic for the first 1-2 miles but once we got out there, that died down a little bit. There was lots of shade and places to stop and rest. We got to scale a few rocks and see some little waterfalls. A great day for our little family❤
this is one of my favorite places to hike. the constant water flow is so calming and makes for beautiful scenery. this is a fantastic hike!!
Really calming and very beautiful scenery!
We LOVED the shaded trail and scenery but there was no porta potty for the kids or trashcan for our dog poop bag :(
family friendly hike with lots of beautiful scenery. Beginner hike.
Great shaded trail with small stream despite the drought. Dogs loved it. Saw a few people on horseback
Great small hike