Del Dios Highlands Preserve Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews

Del Dios Highlands Preserve Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly 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
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,837 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

First 10-15 minutes are difficult but well worth it

1 month ago

Beautiful views!

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1 month ago

Nice hike. That first mile or so is definitely rough but well worth it. The Equine Incline loop is nice and quiet and likely a brand new hike if you do the loop in reverse. Great parking as well at the trailhead.

2 months ago

The first mile is rough, I would recommend warming up so you don’t go from sitting to walking up crazy hills. They do have bathroom and water along trail which I found unusual but I appreciated the water. There are lots of little loops to do. The damn is really pretty. Overall a good hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail closes at 7:30. Why?

3 months ago

Very very tough hike the first two miles, but so worth it, don’t give up, you can do it!

hiking
4 months ago

Great workout for first mile and very nice view at end

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4 months ago

This was a great hike! The beginning part was ALL uphill but we were rewarded with great views and adding the loop made this hike just right in both elevation gain and length!

6 months ago

An amazing view from the lake side

hiking
9 months ago

This trail has a lot more to offer than than the hill climb out and back that is shown here. You can go up to the Olivenhain reservoir or into Elfin Forest to add more distance and scenery to your adventure. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

It's a lot of up hill trail

Friday, November 18, 2016

simple and nice walk ran in to a few bikers but the where very generous with sharing the trails.

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