Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Escondido

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#3 of 8 in Parks in Escondido
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  • Go early since it can be very crowded during the weekend. We went yesterday on Saturday around 11am and we had to park on the road and then walk down to the trail head where the creek and main entranc...  more »
  • This is my husband's favorite place to bring our two grandchildren, 8 and 6 years old. They love to do the interactive projects in the Information Center, complete with microscope and water from the f...  more »
  • Lots of defined trails. You can do many different areas with different difficulties. And you feel very safe  more »
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  • I'm so excited I found this spot. The hike was great. I only did 4 miles but I know you can go much further. The nature walk was a nice easy trail too. My daughter enjoyed learning about the plants along the way. The stream was beautiful. Kids had a great time hopping across the rocks
  • Absolutely a gorgeous hole to go on; especially, right after rainfall. The green is out and bright. So many trails to choose from with different difficulties. We did the way up trail all the way to the top for some 360 views. Highly recommended!!!
  • Great place to hike. A good workout for the 1st mile to the top, then you can relax or go long. I love equine trail, which adds about 3 miles to your route. M-F, you can let your dog off the leash at the top, if you have effective voice control. Excluding holidays. Love Escondido creek at the bottom, and you can use the bridge, or go over the rocks on the botanical trail.
  • Elfin Forest recreational Reserve is beautiful. Lots of wonderful Trails where you can see the ocean and the mountains. Don't forget the visits the interpretive Center
  • This is an amazing hike. It is not too difficult and is a great place for pups as well. It can get really hot in the area in general so it is always best to go out early morning. They have a rest stop near the middle that is shaded along with a even better look out at the top with a hose for the pup and bathrooms. The view is great as well of lake hodges.
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