Explore the most popular trails near Escondido with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.





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Escondido, California Map

A beautiful gem right in North County. there are so many variations and places to explore. Great indigenous flora and fauna. Great for hiking, horses, mountain bike too.

Nice stroll. Nice scenery. Kid friendly.

Great for early morning. Clean and cool

Cool hike in Escondido.

went with a friend to trail run. the location was overgrown and with an unkept trail throughout. thankful for long pants and gaiters though. maybe one day we'll return after someone posts the conditions are different. headed to the south trail to finish off.

The Lake Hodges Overlook trail is the longest trail in the park. There are other trails that aren’t as long or steep. The view of the lake is beautiful and worth the long incline. Also, if you have a Fitbit and like to keep track, you can easily cover 10,000 steps if not more, on this trail!

My 6 yr. old and I did this trail not to long ago and had a great time. Great views from the peak.

Too many snakes on trail. Yikes!!!

Went with 10 year old son. Was easy for both of us.

Great for all type of hikers. Easy to moderate.

Instant workout, staging area and then a climb to the top. I want to say it was 1100 ft elevation climb in about 1.75 miles to the top, completely worth it. Over all great trail, it’s pretty popular and it has markers in the paths.

Nice workout and pretty

Great hike!! The first of many with my 7 year old son!!!

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

Good workout with the pup!

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

22 days ago

Easy hike, with good views. Not challenging at all though.

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