Elfin Forest Olivenhain Reserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 576 reviews

Elfin Forest Olivenhain Reserve Loop Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.9 miles
1387 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running






wild flowers



12 days ago

Cool hike in Escondido.

18 days ago

Went with 10 year old son. Was easy for both of us.

Great hike beautiful views

19 days ago

Instant workout, staging area and then a climb to the top. I want to say it was 1100 ft elevation climb in about 1.75 miles to the top, completely worth it. Over all great trail, it’s pretty popular and it has markers in the paths.

20 days ago

Nice workout and pretty

22 days ago

1 month ago

I really loved this hike. Beautiful and moderately challenging. Way Up and Lake Hodges Overlook trails took me three hours. Well worth the time.

1 month ago

Beautiful Hike path.

Beautiful hike - short, but with some great terrain and elevation gain. Hardly anyone on the lake Hodges lookout portion of the trail. Highly recommend.

1 month ago

Loved it!

1 month ago

excellent cardio workout whether hiking or running

2 months ago

This was really quite challenging for me and my granddaughter. I suppose it would be moderate for someone younger. It was rocky and some of the inclines were pretty steep but it was so worth it! We loved all the dogs on the trail today and noticed that they can be off leash Monday through Friday in some parts of under “voice control”. We thought that would be fun for dog owners. Bring water for yourselves and your dogs. There isn’t any there. A great hike!

2 months ago

Great incline. Ridiculous amount of foot traffic on the main trails, however barely any people on the back side of the mountain (go right at the fork). Dessert terrain. Great views.

2 months ago

Good hike & definitely a good workout if you're carrying 50+lbs on your back (...A toddler

2 months ago

Great views

3 months ago

Great hike!

4 months ago

Beautiful view

trail running
4 months ago

Great weather made a great trail run enjoyable!

4 months ago

Great trail run starts steep but worth the burn ..i will return

trail running
5 months ago

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