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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, California, United States

Elfin Forest Hike

6.8 mile trail near Escondido, California

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 (3 votes, 2 reviews)
Length: 6.8 miles / 10.9 km
Duration: 1-3 hours
Overview: Elfin Forest Hike is about 6.8 miles long and located near Escondido, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours

Pictures in this guide taken by: roywarfield

Loved this hike, and it was the first one I have been on in over a year. The first chunk of it is very zigzag and is fairly steep. I have asthma so my lungs killed a bit, but I do cardio for half hour every other day with focus on legs strength and my legs were the only ones in the group not screaming. BUT IT IS WORTH IT! Because once you get to the top it is very flat and there is beautiful scenery!

Takes a couple of hours especially if you want to pack a lunch and eat in the picnic area! Highly suggested for everyone. Note, if you have easily rolled ankles, half of the flat ground(after the steep stuff) becomes very uneven because of rainwater run off... etchings? I don't know the right word. Point is, wear your braces if you need them!!

Visited on Apr 07, 2013

by bri.price on Jun 02, 2013
Sorry to be critical but this trail cannot be completed in one hour (unless running). The average hiker travels at 2-3 miles per hour. Please plan accordingly and remember to bring water in the warm months.
Visited on Sep 24, 2011

by temec92592 on Oct 15, 2011

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I hike twice a week with a group of senior men. Our hikes are usually in San Diego County and are anywhere...

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