Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 122 reviews

Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
967 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

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 long or as short as you'd like.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

14 days ago

Well kept. Easy until you start approaching the top, then it's pretty steep. Low traffic once you start up the summit trail. A bit too urban is the only complaint, but an undeniably beautiful view.

mountain biking
25 days ago

25 days ago

Beautiful hike. Well maintained trail

trail running
25 days ago

A tough run with good elevation gain and views atop the summit. Tricky single track in most of the trail about 2 miles in due to bikes, walkers and dogs. Beautiful right now with all the water and flowers. I like to start across the bridge near RB Community Park versus near Adobe house due to the congestion and pavement at trail head.

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail, lots of rocks going up the hill. Weather was perfect high 70's to low 80's.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Morning hike with family. Beautiful hike. My only complaint would be the road bikes that are very quiet coming up behind you. It's hard to move out of the way if your engaged in conversation and don't hear them coming. There's no need to be rude about it either, we didn't hear you jack knife. Mountain bikes were louder and more courteous, perhaps the mountain bike riders are familiar with walking a trail as well as riding it, so they get the dilemma.

hiking
2 months ago

A good workout. real suburban.

2 months ago