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hiking
4 days ago

Lots of animal poop on the trail and not too many photo ops/viewpoints. Other than that, it was a great hike!

hiking
7 days ago

trail running
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Starts off flat to warm you up. Has descending and climbing until you get to east ridge. during winter and spring you cross a creek at he bottom. then continues climbing until to a short descend. At the top you can see Escondido and on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean. Mount Palomar to the east, Mt Woodson (potato chip) to the southeast, Double Peak to the south. Chaparral all around with plenty of sage and other native plants. East ridge takes you between two ponds and continues to the Historic Ranch House where there are rest areas and bathrooms with water. Go on a paved road to Boulder loop trail where it starts getting steep, good training for more difficult trails with nice views. It continues around and a steep descend to the paved road again and continues to the trailhead. This is a 5 1/2 mile trail which has connecting trails if you desire. Great for Map and Compass learning.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

backpacking
23 days ago

horseback riding
26 days ago