Feb 17 – Hike, Copper Creek/Denk Mtn
Hike in Copper Creek Falls and Denk Mtn Peak (SnMrcs)
Saturday, 9:30 AM, Feb 17, 2024
Meet at new trailhead: GPS 33.09534, -117.20974
2680 Fallsview Rd & San Elijo Rd. At Fallsview Park
Come for a two-part morning hike at Copper Creek Falls canyon and a longer addition up Denk Mtn peak.
Two parts to hike; 1) The shorter hike, total 3 to 4 miles, fairly flat, is down Copper Creek and back.
And 2) The longer hike, a moderate effort hike, total 5.3 miles, with one long hill up. We continue along the back area of Denk Mtn and head up to the peak (500 ft up) via the trail rewarded with a good view of the coastal area. Then head back to parking area.
No dogs are allowed in Copper Creek trails. Sorry, leave the dog at home.
Directions: The parking at Edenpark has been packed full in past meets so we can park in another nearby area.
Fallsview Rd is only accessible while heading east on San Elijo Rd 0.8 miles from Melrose intersection.
1) Going southbound on either S. Melrose or S. Rancho Santa Fe, exit onto San Elijo eastwards and 0.8 mile on the right is Fallsview Rd with the small park. Park along the street west side only.
2) From Escondido area; Exit at Twin Oaks Rd and head south, uphill, which will become San Elijo Rd., downhill. Go through the San Elijo town area all the way to Melrose/Dovetrail Rd intersection for a U-turn to come back east on San Elijo Rd to Fallsview Rd and small park. Park along the street west side only.
What to bring: binoculars, a water, pocket snack, shoes for dusty and rocky trails (on Denk Mtn trails).
Direct Info contact: Text/call Vinnie R. 858-231-7722
PS: If the previous parking area at Edenpark is open then we can drive up there after we meet first on Fallsview Rd.