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Bernardo Summit Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (8)

This trail features commanding 360-degree views of the San Dieguito River Park and Lake Hodges.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

1,126' 343 m

High

376' 115 m

Low

750' 229 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Description

This trail will take you to the top of Bernardo Mountain within the San Dieguito River Park. The trail can be steep with loose sections that require careful footing. That being said, you'll be rewarded with a great view of the surrounding area and Lake Hodges below.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert with improvements by Justin Penn

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

#2

in Lake Hodges

#8869

Overall
  4.1 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Lake Hodges

#824

in California

#8,869

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West-facing view on Bernardo Summit.
Apr 21, 2017 near Escondido, CA
At the bottom of the Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail, you get a good view of what you're about to conquer!
Apr 21, 2017 near Escondido, CA

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Aug 8, 2020
Emily Boyer
Starts off with ~2 miles on the coast to crest trail to connect to summit trailhead 7.4mi
Jun 29, 2020
Ishaque Ashar
Jan 26, 2020
Nichol Miller
Sep 22, 2019
Justin Penn
Overall moderate hike, typical ups and downs. Two forks in trail, just keep to the left to get to the top. Lots of houses within view, overall quiet. 7.1mi — 3h 00m
May 4, 2019
GoaB .
Aug 19, 2018
Jessica Vega
5mi
Apr 22, 2018
Pavel Shemyakin
2mi
Jan 14, 2018
Jake Hawken
7.42/2:32