Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail

MODERATE 56 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.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

hiking
8 days ago

Lots of up and downs and great options to keep going. Lots of bike riders but they were very considerate of hikers. We did see a snake on the trail so keep an eye out!

14 days ago

great views

21 days ago

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30 days ago

Nice little workout with up and down hills, pretty views. Only saw a few mountain bikers and other hikers - mostly people with dogs.

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2 months ago

Great hike for my first one back. Ran into a fellow east coaster which made it even better

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5 months ago

My favorite North County Trail (so far). Many side trails to explore/add mileage. Some healthy climbs, but not so many as to not enjoy the hike. Great wide-open spaces after initial climbs.

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