Heller's Bend Preserve Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Heller's Bend Preserve Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fallbrook, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

26 days ago

1 month ago

The trail had a decent steady incline, it was also a lot shorter than the mileage stated on the app.
Kid friendly, parking is sketchy, trail stops when the pavement stops.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Short but sweet! Nice incline.

5 months ago

Washed out trail, but at least it is a uphill trail for the legs.

5 months ago

Certainly not easy at least 4 me has a killer elavation change 7 stories

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8 months ago

Hiked this "trail" this morning. If you blink you'll miss the entrance, so watch out for the white ranch style signing because that is all there is. There is no parking lot just street parking along Hellers Bend road. The trail is paved the whole way up however there are dirt trails off on the sides. When you get to the top it appears the trail keeps going but is a dirt path. We followed this around and down another side of the hill and ended up on someone's private property. There was a chain with a Heller's Bend sign saying "No ATVs" so we had assumed this was just a barrier so atv's and other vehicles aren't used in the trail. Nope. So we had to climb back up the hill and then back down the paved trail. It wasn't a bad hike but I wish there was more signage and clear marker where you are not to go farther because it is someone's property.

9 months ago

Parking is horrible. Very up hill.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Monday, June 06, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Great trail - so beautiful! Watch for poison oak, though. The place is crawling with it right now.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

It was great. My wife and I managed it very well. We went with our 1 year old and she walked the whole thing (so you can imagine the pace). It is a little steep at certain points and short but for the most part it has great views and it was awesome.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016

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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Great for the family. A very short hike with a sharp incline.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

This out and back trail is great to get your heart going. Short but steady incline. Well maintained. Pretty creek at the beginning/end if the trail. We were met on the way down off of a dirt turn off by 2 very large German Shepherds who chased my son and his friend down the trail. We suspect they live there. Terrifying! :)