Coast to Crest Trail at Lake Hodges

EASY 78 reviews

Coast to Crest Trail at Lake Hodges is a 7.5 mile moderately 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 activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

super easy, just go early in the morning or in the evening as it can get pretty warm.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Easy, and kid friendly! We got to see small lobsters and enjoyed a patch of shade at the Felicita Creek! Bring sunblock and more water than you think you'll need at least 2 liters per person. My recording stopped along the way but we started at the Sikes Adobe Staging Area... Happy Hiking!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice place for trail running, as the trail is wide and relatively flat. Wish there was more shade. Close to the freeway, which is convenient, but creates some noise. If you wear headphones, you won't even notice. Dog friendly:)

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3 months ago

Nice easy hike! The trail was dog friendly but there were a lot of red ants so I would not suggest bringing your dog.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Very nice, wide, well maintained trail...however, there is very little incline and almost no shade past the first mile.
There are tons of mountain bikers on this particular trail going very fast.
Wildflowers are in full-bloom and the water level is much higher than normal. I took so many pictures and posted a few on here.

4 months ago

4 months ago