Hike To Olivenhain Reservoir

Join us for a hike along the Los Cielos trails then up to Olivenhain Reservoir top – not the Way Up trail. We will go to the picnic area first then the high point lookout then decide which way to go back. Round trip is about 5.5 miles with a ~900 ft elevation change, time ~3.5 hours. Leashed dogs are ok. Port-o-potties and water are available at the top. Parking along Harmony Grove road.


From Palomar Airport Rd, take Melrose southbound, or Rancho Santa Fe Rd southbound, and follow each to San Elijo Rd. Then left (east) at San Elijo Rd., go into “San Elijo hills town”. (Hwy 78 to South Twin Oaks Valley Rd becomes westbound San Elijo Rd and arrives there too). Go south onto Elfin Forest Rd, miles down at a sharp left bend it becomes Harmony Grove Rd. Follow ~0.4 mi. Look for the Via Ambiente road and parking on right (south side).

From Escondido:
Hwy 15 to Hwy78 exit at Nordahl Rd southbound. Go across W. Mission Rd. and 0.2 mile turn Right (west) onto Country Club Dr. Follow south to Harmony Grove Rd., turn right (west) ~2.2 mi to Via Ambiente Rd on the left (south side) and find a place to park. You will drive past the Elfin Forrest park entrance.

What to bring: Water (water available at picnic area), a pocket snack, suitable hiking footwear -shoes are ok but trail is dusty & rocky in parts, appropriate hiking clothing for the weather, sun hat, sunscreen.

Info Contact: Vincent Rodrig @ 858-231-7722

Hike To Olivenhain Reservoir via Los Cielos Trails, (SW Escondido)
9:30 am, Sat., April 30, 2022
Meet at GPS: 33.0774, -117.1597
At Harmony Grove Rd and Via Ambiente Rd.
-Not at the Elfin Forest Park.-


Apr 30 2022


9:30 am
Olivenhain Reservoir


Olivenhain Reservoir
At Harmony Grove Rd and Via Ambiente Rd., Escondido