The dogs and I had some time to kill one morning and decided to check out this area. There were many trails to choose from and we got in a couple of miles. I second the little bluff in the southeast corner as being a highlight of the trip.
I got the feeling that many treat leashes as optional in this area, which is difficult with the terrain as you may come upon an unleashed dog unexpectedly. If we found ourselves in the area again with time to kill I’d probably stop by, but wouldn’t make a special trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trails, up and down climbs, good for the legs

As this was my first hike ever “easy” lol ok I’m not used to uphill downhill so it was difficult. We also took our pups and we had to carry them for a bit due to broken glass ...

This is a sneaky local trail I like to fit in when time is tight or want to add on some cardio to a workout. Its more of a glorified walk but it's locality is awesome.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great hiking spot for families. We took our two year old and he did great! He was on foot for half of it and in the hiking backpack for the other half. Very safe and possibly even good for our double BOB stroller. We didn't bring it but we plan to next time.
The playground and nearby restaurants were added benefits!
Parking was free

Close to home

hiking
11 months ago

Really beautiful with all the flowers blooming right now and not many people. I actually didn't see one person on the actual hike. It's an easy hike to go see some beautiful views and nature. Don't forget the $3 parking fee.

11 months ago

Neat area but a little confusing figuring out where you can go. Eucalyptus trees make for nice trail cover. Nice quick hike.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nice little Sunday morning hike ...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Good trail for beginners. The hills get your heart rate going. Decent workout. However, it is right next to a busy road and for parts you are looking at the road, a mall, or people's backyards. Also, the trail is not clearly marked. Strayed off-trail a few times, but it was pretty easy to find my way back.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Didn't love this trail. Many trees are cut down and views are of the major shopping centers and streets.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Its more of a backyard made kids playground. Not for me but very relaxing.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nice leisure walk..there's a couple hills to elevate ur heart rate but it's great for a local workout on days you feel like skipping the gym or you want to start off your day with somethings not to intense and out of the gym. My go to spot

walking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Nice short/quick workout - shaded & cool. This is a good lunchtime or after-work walk.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Pocket hiking park - too much traffic noise. Nice if you live here.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

it's a super chill walk but it's super urban. you can hear and see cars the whole time. I will say it's a cool place to walk your dog or run a couple laps if you are not in to the beach.

hiking
Saturday, August 23, 2014

I have hiked the trails in this grove several times in the last 5 years, most recently this month. I was there finding geocaches, but most people are getting their cardio workout on the slopes or walking dogs. Some of them even clean up after their dog. In the southeast corner there is a neat little bluff next to the houses that looks like one of the sandstone bluffs in Utah.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

hosp grove is one of my favorites in north county for walking the dog. i usually go to the side adjacent to the freeway. the eucalpytus trees provide cooling shade -- perfect during hot weather. blooming nasturtiums in the spring make for pleasant view. depending on the time of day you go, it's uncrowded and you'll see another person only a few times. scenery is lush and serene, if you ignore that looming mall.

on Hosp Grove Trail

hiking
Monday, November 11, 2013

There are two there's an East Trail that's a mile and a half also

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