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trail locations for Lakeside, California

It was nice. At first you couldn't see any scenery because the shrubs around the trail were super high, but the garther you go, the more open it got. The view of the lake was beautiful.

Steep hike. The climbs are steep enough that coming down is delicate regardless of how sure-footed you are. Two false peaks will try to drain your resolve. Half mile to the summit is a bit of a bushwhack. Cliffs are another mile+ past the fork at the saddle before the summit. ATT LTE nearly the whole hike. Great to be away from crowds of hikers though. Budget 5 hours at least to hike the trail. Gate closed at 630pm on Sunday in October.

Did this hike today....would recommend to start as early as possible... if doing the hole hike we started at 5:30 am. but for sure next time at 4 am to not catch sun alot.. oh bring lots of water .... awesome hike and amazing views :).

I hike and ride horses there often. Great trail for a quick cardio workout or just to take your time and enjoy the scenery

Tough but REWARDING! Lots of undulation. Up!Down!Up...up....UP......down.......UP......
And then you have to get BACK! Pack a lunch.

difficult from an endurance standpoint. amazing workout and spectacular views! reserve energy for the hike back. hike on a cool/cold day as there is very little shade. bring lots of water (a few liters minimum per person) and bananas will help if you experience cramping. hiking poles and good tread shoes will be helpful as well. For me this is the toughest hike in the San diego area, but also the most rewarding. enjoy!

Super fun and easy, perfectly shaded

Brutal hike. Bring lots of water! Lots of incline and decline. Make sure your toe nails are cut! Trekking poles are super helpful. Can't wait to be back. The view was amazing!

this was a fun hike. all the trails connect at some point. you can make it as hard or easy as you want. it has climbs if you want to climb.

More incline-decline than anything. Pretty view, good workout, but not super exciting.

Hiked this in JUL/AUG.. Loved this hike because it was a challenge! It was a major workout... The steep and rocky inclines and declines were throughout so it was uphill basically both ways and a lot of rock climbing lol... Many people had a rough time.. Bring a lot of water and a snack... Enjoy the burn and reapply sunscreen frequently! You will fell accomplished after! Get there early!

1 month ago


1 month ago

Great to walk or run.

Closed until 9/1/16

Hiked this for the first time today. Lots of incline-decline. Didn't get all the way to the top, hit with a little heat stroke. Definitely bring lots of water, and take advantage of the shade where you can get it. Beautiful views and a really quiet trail, breeze is nice towards the top.