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I go here every weekend, and any weekday depending on the light situation. The best part of this trail is that you can decide to stop at any time and just exit into the neighborhoods around it. This is pretty flat and easy to do, just sunscreen, hat and water is more than sufficient. I usually walk upto 5 miles of it and then get out into the roads and walk back along Genesee. Lightly trafficked is an overstatement. I've barely met 2-3 people on my hike each weekend. Depends on the timing I guess. Glad that this is so close to my home!

trail running
20 days ago

Good inner city trail for trail running or walking. Mostly flat.

trail running
2 months ago

mostly flat, quiet and simple. Started just north of the 52 and jogged to the school and back, can hear the train occasionally running nearby. On another day, did the other end and met in the where I left off, the least favored part of this trail (the south part of the tracks, not very well traveled in some parts so the trail is not east to run on (deep sand and big pebbles).

mountain biking
3 months ago

Very pretty ride along the lake’s north shoreline. Mostly flat but there are some inclines that provide a slight challenge.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Trail head is non existent, the best part was on the south side of the tracks which was hard to find. I only found it after a biker showed me where it was but construction there limits truly enjoying all of it. The best part is off of Gennesee south side of tracks otherwise you may end up on the north side and miss it due to the tracks. Plenty of wild flowers even white poppies?

Tougher than it looks.

trail running
7 months ago

Highways for days

bird watching
7 months ago

Very pleasant, shady, lots of birds. Trail is wide and smooth.

mountain biking
8 months ago

great Sunday morning ride, awesome trail for mtn bikes and hiking. There's a farmers market next to the dirt parking lot Sundays from 1030 to 3pm, so I was picked up a nice basket of organic strawberries to snack on after a long bike ride.

9 months ago

Gorgeous hike in the spring time, beautiful lake views and rolling hills and an abundance of birds and wild flowers and blooming cactus are everywhere.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Lightly trafficked is open to interpretation, but this is a great trail system for mtn biking if you don't want anything truly technical or hilly. You can definitely find some good steep hills once you start exploring, but this more of a fitness ride than a skills/test yourself scenario. For a bit of fun and a great climb, head east to Raptor Ridge. The descent makes the climb worth it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Good flat run

hiking
Monday, December 11, 2017

Did half this hike until darkness came. Beautiful views but not much shade

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Amazing views of the lake and wild life while having choices to bike, run or hike many different trails. My go to place!

hiking
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lake Hodges is a great place. There are many different trails there.

mountain biking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Alright so this trail could have been pretty awesome but ended up being about average.

PRO'S
- Nice distance, about 9 miles
- Good entry level mountain biking, mostly flat well maintained trails with a couple of challenging but doable hills
- Some cool moments: crossing little bodies of water, climbing a single track hill with a steep drop off just to the side and an excellent view, riding next to the train.
- La Jolla is a beautiful area

CONS
- All trails sends you to a bad start off point in a gated community, easy to get by but still ki d of lame.
- There is no clear indicator of when and where to cross over the tracks and it is easy to keep going until you are fully off the trail. This may be due to the poor start off point but I don't believe I was really on the trail until about 3 miles in.
- BIGGEST NEGATIVE, there is massive construction under the 52? 56? I was really looking forward to crossing under the freeway but due to construction I saw no easy route. Very disappointing, I nearly consider this trail out of commission because of it.
- Not the best hike to get in touch with nature.

Overall I still had a good time, if All trails updates to a better starting point, (Maybe across from University highschool?) and the construction resolves, this could be a good one. U til then 2 1/2 stars.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Easy, fun lake view.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Lake Hodges is my go to place for trail running and mountain biking (beginner). Lots of options and you can find more challenging routes as you get better. This location is great because I don't feel too far from civilization when I park on the Rancho Bernardo Community Park side. Can return to my car or the park for a break, refuel, and go again.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I like the view and plenty of other trails to connect with. I won't ride here on the weekend as way too many families and hiker groups on the trails but weekdays are great for a quiet non technical ride for stretching the legs.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great hike, happy to see water up to the 15 freeway. The birds chirping, people out fishing.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Accidentally checked into the wrong trail. I did the San Clemente Canyon Trail., oops

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Easy Trail Full Of Nice Picture Opportunities, Beautiful Flowers. Lake when it's up is Beautiful and serene!!!!!

mountain biking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

very easy trail, the only reason I broke a sweat is I was carrying a weighted pack. there isn't much to see or play with, but there are some interesting plants at least. there's nothing wrong with the trail. it's well maintained and wide with plenty of room. just a bit boring for my taste. plus you can see civilization for most of the trail, and that kinda defeats the purpose of hiking.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I'm giving this 1 star because the directions do not take you to the trail head, they take you to a gated community.

mountain biking
Monday, December 12, 2016

Really like this trail when I want to get extra work out!

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fun hike for a day out of the house.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

I was on the north side of the tracks. Looking forward to being on the southern side next time.

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