Escondido, CA
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Lake Hodges hike April 13

The trail overlooking Lake Hodges.

Join the Valley Center Trails Association for a hike that will deliver amazing views, endless water, rocks, and flowers  Saturday, April 13, at 8 a.m.

This moderate out and back 6 mile hike is narrow, somewhat overgrown with a few patches of poison oak and several strenuous steep rocky sections. The trail is lightly used and bound to surprise and delight you.  Long pants and walking sticks are highly recommended. 

Bring water, sun protection and wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes.  Due to the nature of the trail, dogs will NOT be allowed.  There is no charge and all are welcome. No pre-registration is required.  

Directions to meeting place:

Meet at Corner of Moon Song Ct & Pablado Road in Rancho Bernardo.

Allow 35 minutes travel time from the VC Community Center. Take Valley Center road down the grade to Escondido. Turn left onto Bear Valley Pkwy.  Go south on Route 15. Take first exit (#26) W. Bernardo Dr. Turn left onto W. Bernardo Drive.  Go past the park (best place to find restrooms). Turn right onto Aguamiel Road. Turn right onto Duenda Road.  Turn around and park on the left side of the street where there are white markings. 

Heavy rain during 24 hours before hike or steady rain one hour in advance of start time cancels hike.  Cancellation will be posted on VCTA Facebook page

Questions? Email Pam at or the Trail Master:

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