Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.

7.3 miles 1164 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

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16 days ago

The first mile+ is a pretty good climb. Probably pretty tough for a young hiker

17 days ago

Good trail

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1 month ago

Tried hiking the trail, but a rattlesnake blocked the path in the beginning so we turned around. Stay safe!

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5 months ago

Very pleasant day. Ended up with 9.5 miles by the time we included Boulder Loop which we highly recommend. Varied terrain and views throughout. Some open meadow, some tree covered, shady trail. Reminds us a bit of certain sections on So Cal PCT. Nice combination of elevations. Not a difficult hike but a very nice workout. Would do it again.

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