Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail

MODERATE 51 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
1164 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

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26 days ago

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

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3 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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3 months ago

Great hike, jogged/walked it in 2 hours. Suggest going earlier morning before marine layer goes away, it got hot about 930. Over all great experience.

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4 months ago

Wow that's awesome

4 months ago

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4 months ago

We really liked the diversity of this trail. There were a couple of really steep climbs on some connecting trails and one that could not be ridden, but we enjoyed the views they afforded us. Stick to Cougar if you just want to take it easy, explore the other trails if you want a little more challenging but doable riding.