October 28, 2011
I wanted to get in one last tough trail to better prepare myself for Half Dome and in this episode I decided to head off to the Elfin Forest Recreational Preserve’s Way Up and Lake Hodges Overlook Trails.
One of San Diego County’s most precious natural resources, the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve offers approximately 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, equestrian trails, as well as primitive picnic areas and scenic mountain viewing points. In addition, the natural beauty of the Reserve includes such native plant communities as oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral.
In this episode I hike up to the Lake Hodges Overlook and check out the sights along the way. I experiment with my new Canon Camera and GoPro HD Helmet rigged up with a Chesty harness.
- Elfin Forest Recreational Preserve – Olivenhain Municipal Water District Official Site
- Local Hikes – Elfin Forest Recreational Preserve
- Trail Map and Botanical Guide – Download Trail and Plant Guide