Lake Hodges: San Dieguito Trail to Lake Drive Loop

Escondido, CA
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 6    Average: 3.2/5]

San Dieguito Trail to Lake Dr. Loop is about two miles around and rated easy. As you enter the trailhead, stay right on San Dieguito trail. Here the lake should be on your left and it is a single track trail close to the water with rolling hills. Once you go about a mile you will reach the Lake Dr. fire road intersection. You can keep going on San Dieguito trail for another couple miles, or to complete the loop turn right on Lake Dr. It is a gravel fire road and you will know you are going the right way of you go around the gate in the pictures below. Lake Dr is flat and will take you back to the parking lot.

Restrooms: There may be one porta potty in the parking lot.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Lake and Wildlife Viewing

Easy but gorgeous hike by Lake Hodges

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park in the dirt lot across from Hernandez Hideway on Lake Dr.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 6    Average: 3.2/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.