San Dieguito River Park/Lake Hodges


San Dieguito River Park/Lake Hodges  - Multi-jurisdictional ownership managed by the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority

North Shore Lake Hodges is a classic beginner/intermediate 15 mile route (~400 feet of elevation gain) on mostly wide fireroad with some fun narrow trails thrown in.   This route can be extended to either the east or west for a longer adventure.   The San Dieguito River Park North Shore trail system surrounds Lake Hodges in North County San Diego, providing year-round good riding in the scenic California inland valleys. This route is a terrific option for families and riders of all abilities as there are always options to stay on the fireroad with access to more challenging singletrack trails as well. 

The SDRP/Lake Hodges trail is part of the Coast to Crest Trail which starts in the Del Mar area and plans to connect all the way to Volcan Mountain in the Julian area.  About 70% of the trail is complete with gaps in the Del Mar Polo fields area, in Boden Canyon where CA Fish and Wildlife continues to ban Mountain bikes on the fireroad that exists there, and in the Mesa Grande/Santa Ysabel area.  The Coast to Crest trail makes for some of the finest gravel bike riding in the county.

These trails are also the site of the Quick N Dirty Summer Race Series and many other events.  Trails can be crowded on the weekends so bring a bell and say HI to your fellow trail lovers. 


Resources:
Interactive Trail Map
San Dieguito River Park Website
SDRP Coast to Crest Trail Map


Suggested Route: 
 
Trailforks.com