Clevenger Canyon South West Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Clevenger Canyon South West Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1151 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

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15 days ago

Great hike- took entire family-trail is becoming more popular thus isn't as brushy as in the past- obvious trail maintenance -Thank you! Beautiful views of Valley of the Sun to the east (Ramona and beyond) can see ocean to the west as well - chairs at top a a nice place to experience an amazing panoramic view

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19 days ago

Good trail, (standard SoCal conditions—so if it’s not a cool day it’ll be hot. No shade). The two chairs at the top are fun, and make for a brag worthy photo to share with friends. Technically the trail goes .2 miles further than the chairs, but the view is the same.

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4 months ago

Awesome trail. Wear pants or something because it's pretty overgrown the last mile or two of the trail. Once at the top, you have to jump on some rocks to get the best view. Literally panoramic views of escondido, ramona, and everything else around there. Bring binoculars because there's a ton of birds (if you're into that).

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5 months ago

Good uphill climb. Lightly used trail. Lots of brush on the path. The chairs at the top are cool and have a much better view than the end of the trail.

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6 months ago

Moderate trail... trail slightly over grown in some areas so have to walk through plants. Saw a huuuge rattlesnake so beware! Got beautiful views at the top. The chairs were a fun break and made for unique photos. We ran on the way down after enjoying our time at the top. About 2 hours without rushing.

6 months ago

Take the left fork to get to the sweet chairs at the top! Literally no one on the trail, it was magnificent! Some hot spots, some rather cool, bring a light jacket! Also the trail is thin and there are lots of flowers encroaching one it so highly recommend pants/high socks!