Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail

MODERATE 30 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

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike. There are parts that are steep, and others that are more level, making it a good all around hike. You also get to see different types, especially if you take the Engleman Oak trail off Cougar Ridge. There are a bunch of side trails and loops further along at the end of the ridge trail so you can spend all day there. Dogs are welcome. After the recent rains there is definitely some trail erosion but there is also more ponds, creeks and frogs that aren't usually there.

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Good trail

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2 months ago

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

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