NORTH LAKE HODGES - South Escondido
This is a beautiful trail that everyone should ride at least once. The trail starts off smooth/fast going under Highway 15. It quickly becomes a fire road with small climbs and drops. There are a few technical sections with rocks and a slightly steep pitch (one area). These areas are SHORT. There is climbing and occasional rocks on the path with a stream crossing.
The trail joins up with the Lake Hodges Park, and thereafter becomes single track. As the trail goes around the lake, it gets closer to the shore and weaves in and around trees. There are a lot of short up and down sections twisting everywhere. We will continue to San Digueto River Park West. Hilly, fast, and fun.
This is and 'OUT and BACK' ride!
What to bring:
1. Helmet, of course. No helmet, No ride 2. Seasonal clothing.
4. Water - at least 50 oz, 80 oz is better.
5. Don't forget to prep your bike the night before. Pump air in the tires (40-45 psi), lube the chain, and test the brakes.
6. Spare tube or patch kit
Directions are very easy. Take I-15 (South of Escondido) exit Via Rancho Parkway East (Lake Hodges exit). Take a quick right (after Gas Station) onto Sunset Drive; go to the end and park. There is a parking lot for both the Lake Hodges and San Pasqual Valley trail.