Way Up Trail to Harmony Grove Overlook

MODERATE 36 reviews

Way Up Trail to Harmony Grove Overlook is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
5 days ago

18 days ago

Drinking fountain at the top was very helpful. Kids also enjoyed the info center at entrance

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike but a good work out. The top of the trail is a jumping off point for a lot of other trails. We went on a foggy day so the overlooks were a bit useless but the fog did make for a more mysterious journey. :)

3 months ago

hiking
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4 months ago

beautiful views with some steep ascents and lots of bird watching opportunities

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with a beautiful pay off. Very manageable and worth it for every level of hiker.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great cardio on the ascent. There are tons of small and medium size loose rocks on this trail. I wasn't paying close enough attention and ended up eating shit on this trail on the way down...:-/

hiking
4 months ago

Went on a Wednesday morning and the trail was quite crowded. If you have dog with you, I highly recommend going a quarter mile further than the overlook, because you can let your dog off leash. Great trail and great views!

4 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail with a great reward at the top. I took the botanical trail on the way down and was surprised at the creek crossing, although there were signs for it. I wasn't prepared to step over the rocks through the creek, but it was a nice little challenge.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a decent hike and the botanical trail is a must see.