Clevenger Canyon South West Trail

MODERATE 89 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

1 hour ago

Love this trail!!! It’s marked pretty well. It’s a decent incline to the top. Lots of complaints on dog poop but I don’t think it’s dog poop. It looks to be wild animal poop-but there is quite a bit of it. The chairs at the top are awesome! I’m so glad I got up to to do this morning.

12 days ago

El camino muy claro y la vista desde las sillas que están en la cima, inmejorables!

hiking
13 days ago

Perfect Sunday hike! Gorgeous trail with such a nice reward at the end! Great hike to do with dogs. We probably saw about four other groups of people the whole day which is very empty for San Diego. Would deff put this hike into the cycle of hikes you can do again and again.

hiking
19 days ago

This was actually a pretty cool little hike. Good workout for a short hike, I'm used to doing mountain hikes and did Cucamonga two days ago. The views are surprisingly nice and the chairs at the top are interesting and fun. If you do the hike you will see what I mean. The only issue is there is a lot of dog poop on the trail. why do people have to be so stupid and irresponsible I'll never know. Maybe their mother didn't hug them enough growing up.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice and quiet! We went on Sunday and saw 3 people hiking.

hiking
28 days ago

Very cool trail. Great terrain, single trail with good vegetation. Great views from the chairs and the view point. Well maintained trail with some cool rock formations. I recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today. First time on this trail and I will definitely have to do It again.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice trail, well maintained. Please remember to clean up after your dog! Not too many people on a chilly January morning.

1 month ago

Nice trail, beautiful view from the chairs, and not many people!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail, good incline. Great views but the chairs at the top were the reason we went lol

hiking
1 month ago

Good workout with the pup!

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely, well-maintained trail. Very exposed so bring lots of water. Stay left at the trail intersection to make you way up to the ridge where they are some chairs to rest on and take in the views. Once you hit the main ridge line, look for the chairs to the right so as not to miss the tiny path up to them.

hiking
3 months 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

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
7 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).

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 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.

9 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!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great views. Up up then down down. Some erosion on trails. All around great hike.

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