Way Up Trail to Harmony Grove Overlook

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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.

2.0 miles
521 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



8 days ago

Good hike.

Short but uphill the entire way and you can keep going for a longer hike!

20 days ago

Nice urban hike with some views at the top. Easy hike.

4 months ago

nice easy hike. my 4yr old got tired at the 1mile mark but was able to convince her to make it to the top.

4 months ago

The set of trails at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a hidden gem in the North County...several choices of paths and pace.

5 months ago

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

7 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. :)

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 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...:-/

9 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!

11 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.

Monday, January 16, 2017

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beautiful scenery and not too challenging.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

One of my local favorites.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Challenging if you're out of shape and it's hot out! ;-) absolutely gorgeous! Lots to see!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One of my favorite trails! This trail is fairly narrow, and weekends are a mesh of hikers dodging mnt bikers, so I prefer to go during the week. It's 3miles up, and down, but at the top there are lots of others trails. I have turned this hike into an 8mi, but I'm sure you could make it even longer!

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