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Del Dios Highlands County Preserve

         
The newly opened Del Dios Highlands County Preserve is located on the west side of Lake Hodges at 9860 Del Dios Highway (across from Date Lane). The park was opened to the public in 2007 and contains approximately 460 acres. Currently, the Del Dios Highlands Trail is the highlight of this park. This trail is actually a graded dirt and gravel road that connects the Del Dios Highway to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. This is a “multi-use” trail (road) which means on any given day you may also see hikers and equestrians. This is a great road for building endurance but doesn't really offer much technically (at least not yet).

Hours:

The park is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to half an hour before sunset except days affected by rain or inclement weather.

Parking:

There is a gravel and dirt parking lot just off of Del Dios Highway.

Facilities:

Currently, there are no facilities (restrooms or drinking water) at the park.

Trail(s):

Starting at the kiosk, just off of Del Dios Highway, the Del Dios Highlands Trail climbs up the hillside to the west eventually connecting to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve park maintenance road near the Quail Trail, trail head. The trail (road) ascends 800-ft in about 1.4 miles with the grade exceeding 20% on the top half. This is a tough climb but can be conquered if you pace yourself. The only obstacles along the way are a few large grade dips on the steeper sections.

For more information, click on the following links.

 

Park Information   Trail Map


 

 

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