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Lake Hodges Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 626 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

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Lake

River

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Thomas Styles
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Hiking

great trail bunch of poison oak though along the trail in a few spots, great place to familiarize yourself with the plant because one can see it growing as a ground cover, giant bush, and as vine along with the shades of red and green based on how much sun hits it. One can also learn what poison oak looks like when it grows over the trail and a bunch of people have brushed past it. I run all the time here and have seen one person brush right up on it and even though he said he knows what poison oak looks like he had no idea he did. in fact I've seen a few people who said they know what it looks like have some close encounters with it so just be alert. Also poison oak can grow in a multitude of ways so.... leaves of three let them be. and red is dead

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David Hunter
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Hiking

You can’t walk this trail. Mountain biking only. So ridiculous it’s crazy that people even call this a “hiking” trail. It literally looks like a bicycle course. Don’t hike. Don’t bring dogs.

Jake Hirshberg
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Hiking

Decent Outing, but there were WAY too many bikers on this small trail. Not a great place to take dogs, and the bikers are going very fast, often times leaving little reaction time. Very few shaded spots, so bring lots of water, and sunscreen. Beautiful scenery!

karen harrington
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really beautiful right now. Only issue I had was not knowing where to stop for the in and out 6 mi mark.

Malcolm Shaw
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Perfrct cool weather.

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Branden Simmons
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Hiking

Trail was boring but breeze off the lake was appreciated. it would be nice if there was a map at the beginning to show the trail options.

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Jehovana Bender
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Running
Maxine Whitfield
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easy tons of different trail. scenic

Greg Meek
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Natasia Nohra
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sarah alley
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Noely Figueroa
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Luis Cardenas
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Hiking
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Cristina Kikkert
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Delaney Lundy
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Frank G.
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Lun Bin Huang
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Sean Ranallo
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Stacey Armstrong
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Marissa L
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Tonya Lozier
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Sean Ortuno
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Pete M.
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Pete M.
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helena westra
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Hiking
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Kathie Wagner
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Hiking
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Gail Pazdur
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michael morey
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Gail Pazdur
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