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A nice trail in the Del Dios Gorge corridor.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

404' 123 m

High

96' 29 m

Low

285' 87 m

Up

448' 137 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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This is a great little trail in the Del Dios Gorge area. Hiking west from the staging area will take you to the switchbacks and the end of the SDRP inland trail system.

The trail is hard-pack singletrack that cuts through the bottom of the gorge then back out and up via a series of about 30 continuous switchbacks. Look for the great views of the gorge along this challenging climb.

East from the staging area will take you towards the Lake Hodges dam and join up with the trail on the north shore of the lake. This direction is a steady ascent from Del Dios Gorge on a mixed width trail. The climb is broken up in areas by flats and viewpoints making it fairly easy. Good views of the dam are available at the Rattlesnake Viewing Area that also doubles as a cool piece of art.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 3 votes

#4

in Lake Hodges

#27582

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  3.0 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Lake Hodges

#2,927

in California

#27,582

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Flowers bloom on the switchbacks of Del Dios Gorge.
Apr 21, 2017 near Rancho…, CA

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