East Ridge and Boulder Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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East Ridge and Boulder Loop is a 5.3 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 best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

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Starts off flat to warm you up. Has descending and climbing until you get to east ridge. during winter and spring you cross a creek at he bottom. then continues climbing until to a short descend. At the top you can see Escondido and on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean. Mount Palomar to the east, Mt Woodson (potato chip) to the southeast, Double Peak to the south. Chaparral all around with plenty of sage and other native plants. East ridge takes you between two ponds and continues to the Historic Ranch House where there are rest areas and bathrooms with water. Go on a paved road to Boulder loop trail where it starts getting steep, good training for more difficult trails with nice views. It continues around and a steep descend to the paved road again and continues to the trailhead. This is a 5 1/2 mile trail which has connecting trails if you desire. Great for Map and Compass learning.

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