Bernardo Summit Trail, Escondido

Directions: Exit I-15 at Via Rancho Parkway (Wild Animal Park exit) and proceed west to Lake Dr (approx. 2.5m). Turn left on Lake Dr winding down a curvy road with live oak trees. Parking lot on left about half mile.

Trail Information: Head east on a trail alongside the road for almost a mile until another parking lot. Another trailhead at east side of parking lot. This is a jeep trail for about 2.5 miles with one slight hill to sign "Bernardo Summit Trail". The summit (el 1,100') is another two miles on single track and can get somewhat steep. Total out and back approx. 9 miles.

Miscellaneous Information: On a clear day (most every day) from the summit you can see the Pacific Ocean over Rancho Sante Fe, south to Mexico, north the snow capped mountains in San Bernadino. Beware of rattlesnakes during the spring and early summer.

Clay Tyler