March 25 – San Dieguito River Park
San Dieguito River Park, Rancho Santa Fe area.
(Coast to Crest trail up to Lake Hodges Dam)
9:30 AM, Saturday, March 25, 2023
Entrance next to Paradise Produce Market at 8173 Del Dios Rd., Rancho Santa Fe
GPS: 33.041163, -117.157524
Want to get out for a good Saturday hike? Then join us in a 4.5 mile, 2-3 hour, hike in a portion of the Coast to Crest Trail starting at the Santa Fe Valley Trailhead and heading upstream to the Lake Hodges Dam and back. Placards along the trail tell about the river trail area and old aqueduct system. Easy walking out and back, good trail, with a couple of short hills and long gentle grades.
Dogs on leashes with water are OK. One portapotty is in the parking lot of Paradise Market.
Bring a water bottle, a pocket snack, and dress for cool or warm weather.
Parking area entrance is next to the Paradise Produce tent, right side, along Del Dios Hwy. Go through gate, follow down to the trailhead.
Vista/San Marcos/Escondido area: Take hwy 78 towards Escondido, onto Hwy 15 south. Exit onto W. Valley Pkwy, westwards, which will become Del Dios Rd. (Hwy). From there it’s 5.2 miles to Paradise Produce on left side.
From south Vista/Crlsbd area: Take S. Melrose down onto S.Rancho Santa Fe to the intersection of El Camino Del Norte. Follow ECDN to Del Dios Rd, then left, east, to the Paradise Produce market tent on the rightside.
Or, El Camino Real south to Olivehain Rd east then Rancho Santa Fe southwards to El Camino Del Norte eastwards to Del Dios Rd. east.
OR, hwy 5 to exit Leucadia Blvd and go east. Cross El Camino Real it becomes Olivenhain Rd. Follow to intersection with Rancho Santa Fe, go right, south on RSF to El Camino Del Norte, left, east. Follow to Del Dios Rd then left, east, to the market tent.
From southern area hwy 15 northbound: Exit hwy 15 north at Via Rancho Parkway and go west. Follow to Del Dios intersection then left, west, to Paradise Market tent.
From southern area hwy 5 northbound: Exit hwy 5 northbound at Via De La Valle going eastwards. Follow all the way up to Paseo Delicias, go right, eastwards, and it will become Del Dios hwy and look for Paradise Market tent on rightside.
Info Contact: text/call Vinnie Rodrig 858-231-7722. Rain will cancel.