The Coast to Crest Trail at North Shore Lake Hodges

Trailhead location: Escondido

Directions to trailheads: There are four trailheads for this popular trail: (1) Del Dios East Trailhead: Take the I-15 freeway to Via Rancho Parkway. Go west then turn left at Lake Drive (before Del Dios Highway). Turn left into Del Dios Community Park parking lot (note that it is only open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and only during fishing season); (2) Del Dios West Trailhead: same as (1) but continue west on Lake Drive to the parking lot across from Hernandez Hideaway at 19320 Lake Drive, Escondido; (3) Sikes Adobe Staging Area, take the I-15 freeway to Via Rancho Parkway and go east; turn right at Sunset Drive and look for the trailhead at the cul de sac at the end of the road, or you may park in the large fenced dirt parking lot at Sikes Adobe; (4) David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge, take the I-15 freeway to West Bernardo/Pomerado Road, go west and park in the Bernardo Bay parking lot on the right just before Rancho Bernardo Community Park, at 18448 W. Bernardo Dr.   From there, head down the concrete pathway to reach and cross the bridge.