East Ridge and Boulder Loop

MODERATE 43 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 830 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

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rocky
5 months ago

There’s very nice bathrooms at a spot along this trail, which is awesome! Overall really liked it, trail nice and wide so easy to spot snakes.

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5 months ago

Did this today and added in the crest trail. Super nice and no people other than the first and last mile. Was about 6.5 total with beautiful purple wildflowers.

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10 months ago

Love the trails! You can make your hikes short and quick or go for miles. I condition my horse for endurance here also. Great technical ups and downs and flat areas to trot out.

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11 months ago

Took my work team out for a team bonding Activity yesterday morn. The temp was perfect and the hike great for some beginners. We took off the boulder loop section and came back down the ranch house trail so took off about 2 miles. Our hike was 3.1.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Very Nice smaller, short hike. Beautiful views of layered mtns. Saw some of the wildlife-a Buck & coyote. Good spot to do some bouldering in a few spots. Highly recommend if ur in the area

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Monday, June 04, 2018

It was a nice hike...looking forward to trying different trails at Daley Ranch

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lots of pavement and rangers happy to write tickets for off-leash dogs. Beautiful up top.

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Great views and just an overall nice hike. Bags and trash cans for dog waste along the way.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

nice hike

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Was a nice hike when I got off the pavement and heavy traffic.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Kinda windy today with the Santa Anna’s blowing but there are some steep parts of the trail so it felt pretty good! We ended up taking the billy goat trails - rock ridge through boulder loop and then the cougar trail up to crest. The trails were thin and rocky but the views were incredible. And there are some awesome bouldering spots on the rock ridge trail. Overall a great short hike!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

So it’s definitely a moderate trail. Just a few steep parts. But the ground is pretty loose in places which makes it more difficult then an ordinary and easier trail. I did like the changes in surroundings. I threw in another 3/4 of mile by taking the Cougar Ridge trail and the Crest Trail connections. If I do it again I would go counter clockwise to make it more difficult and it is a must to throw in the single track Crest Line trail for more fun. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 06, 2017

it was nice trail. but too much dog drops all over.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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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