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Best trails in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

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Explore the most popular trails in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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The park is open 8am to sunset.

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Map of trails in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
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Contact
760-632-4212
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Lake Hodges Overlook Trail
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
The Reserve opens each day at 8:00 a.m. The Reserve is closed on days affected by inclement weather, and on December 25. Please check the main entrance signs for current closing time. Parking lot gaShow more
#2 - Way Up Trail to Harmony Grove Overlook
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(464)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Trail is open with restrictions. Masks required when passing other hikers and in common areas. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#3 - Way Up Trail, Harmony Grove Overlook, and Equine Incline Loop
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(545)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Way Up Trail, Harmony Grove Overlook, and Equine Incline Loop is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Santa Fe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trShow more