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Best trails in San Dieguito River Park

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Looking for a great trail in San Dieguito River Park, California? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in San Dieguito River Park ranging from 1.6 to 10.4 miles and from 13 to 708 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Hours: 6 AM - 6 PM (October 1 – March 31) 6 AM - 7:30 PM (April 1 – September 30)

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Map of trails in San Dieguito River Park
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Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Great hike just off the I-15 in Escondido. Hike past Lake Hodges and up a mountain for views of the surrounding area. This trail is part of a network of trails from Coast to Crest so you can hike as lShow more
#2 - Coast to Crest Trail at Lake Hodges
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
A bit of a loop/out and back trail and easy to access from the highway. Great wide trails for most of the hike/run, but going up and down Bernardo Mountain, there's a lot of cobble stone/ankle bitersShow more
#3 - Del Dios Gorge Trail
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Del Dios Gorge Trail is a 10.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#4 - Coast to Crest Trail at the San Dieguito Lagoon
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Coast to Crest Trail at the San Dieguito Lagoon is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Solana Beach, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#5 - Mule Hill Trail
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Mule Hill Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessibleShow more
#6 - Lake Hodges Coast to Crest Trail
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Lake Hodges Coast to Crest Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#7 - Highland Valley Trail
San Dieguito River Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(154)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Highland Valley Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#8 - Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#9 - Old Coach to Raptor Ridge
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Starts out in nursery grounds then crosses road to walk alongside riparian area before heading up onto ridge past a few shady oaks. Good view across the San Pasqual Valley to Wild Animal Park from theShow more
#10 - Lake Hodges Trail
San Dieguito River Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(111)
Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Lake Hodges Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
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