Elfin Forest Olivenhain Reserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 467 reviews

Elfin Forest Olivenhain Reserve Loop Trail is a 10.3 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.

DISTANCE
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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12 days ago

I loved this hike. There are two trails, with one being harder than the other, and I took the hard trail. It says that it is moderate hike, but it was a somewhat steak upward hike. Definitely bring water!

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18 days ago

Great views near the top. Some shade and breezes. Nice sections with rocks to make it more challenging. You have an option of turning around at a 3-mile mark making the hike 6 miles. Or doing the full 10.

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23 days ago

Not much trail traffic during the weekdays. Has facilities at the staging area and at various stages of the hike.

24 days ago

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26 days ago

Only did part of the trail, but it was a nice workout with a view of the dam along the top. Dog friendly:)

I chose this trail because it said it had some shade along the way. Found out the hardway that its not true. The water is at the beginning of the trail.

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