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Best trails in Escondido

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Looking for a great trail near Escondido, California? AllTrails has 58 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Palomar Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Escondido ranging from 1.9 to 20.4 miles and from 334 to 1,952 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Escondido
Top trails (58)
#1 - Sage, Cougar Ridge and Boulder Trail Loop
Daley Ranch
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Daley Ranch is a 3,058-acre conservation area acquired in 1996 by the City of Escondido and is managed in perpetuity for the preservation of a biologically unique and diverse habitat area of regional Show more
#2 - Piedras Pintadas Interpretive Trail
Rancho Bernardo Community Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Piedras Pintadas Interpretive Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#3 - Coast to Crest Trail at Lake Hodges
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
A bit of a loop/out and back trail and easy to access from the highway. Great wide trails for most of the hike/run, but going up and down Bernardo Mountain, there's a lot of cobble stone/ankle bitersShow more
#4 - Fletcher Point
Escondido, California
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Note: Please stay on trail as surrounding areas are private property.Show more
#5 - Del Dios Gorge Trail
San Dieguito River Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Del Dios Gorge Trail is a 10.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#6 - Bernardo Bay Trail
Rancho Bernardo Community Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Bernardo Bay Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Show more
#7 - Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail
Daley Ranch
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Cougar Ridge to Engelmann Oak Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#8 - Cougar Ridge Trail to Engelmann Oak Trail Loop
Daley Ranch
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Cougar Ridge Trail to Engelmann Oak Trail Loop is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#9 - Jack Creek Meadow
Daley Ranch
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Jack Creek Meadow is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#10 - Boulder Loop Trail
Daley Ranch
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Boulder Loop Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
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