Tag: Escondido

Lake Wohlford (Egret Trail)

Lake Wohlford (Egret Trail) Location: Northeastern Escondido. From the junction of Highway 78 and I-15, exit at Lincoln Parkway and head east for 1.3 miles. Turn left on Gamble St., go 0.4 mile and turn right on E. El Norte Parkway. Follow it 3.2 miles to Valley Parkway. Turn left and go 0.8 mile to…

Lake Wohlford, Escondido, CA

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Dixon Lake

Dixon Lake Location: 1700 N. La Honda Drive, Escondido, next to Daley Ranch.  From I-15, take the El Norte exit and head east for 3.1 miles.  Turn left on La Honda and drive a mile to the Daley Ranch parking lot. Turn right into Dixon Lake entrance station. After paying the $5 per vehicle parking…

Dixon Lake, Escondido, CA

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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Location: 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido.  From the 78 Freeway, take the Nordhall Rd. exit.  Go south for 0.3 miles (Nordhall becomes Auto Club) and take a right on Country Club Drive.  Go 2.4 miles and turn right on Harmony Grove Road.  Go 1.6 miles and the signed entrance to the…

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Engelmann Oak Loop (Daley Ranch)

Engelmann Oak Loop (Daley Ranch) Location: Northwest of Escondido.  From I-15, take the Deer Springs/Mountain Meadow exit.  Head east on Mountain Mountain (turn left if you’re coming from the north, right if from the south).  Go 2.3 miles (Mountain Meadow becomes Hidden Meadow along the way).  Turn right on Meadow Glen Way and go 0.3…

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Double Peak from Discovery Lake

Double Peak from Discovery Lake Location: Discovery Lake Park, San Marcos, north San Diego County.  From Escondido and points east, take Highway 78 to Twin Oaks Valley Road.  Turn left on Twin Oaks Valley Road, go 0.8 miles and turn right on Craven Drive.  Go 0.6 miles and turn left on Foxhall Drive.  Go 0.2…

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Del Dios Highlands Preserve

Del Dios Highlands Preserve Location: 9860 Del Dios Highway, Escondido.  From I-15, take the Valley Parkway exit (31).  Head southeast on Valley Parkway (left if you’re coming from the south, right if from the north).  Go 2.5 miles (the road becomes Del Dios Highway en route) and look for the entrance to the park on…

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Bernardo Mountain

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor…

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