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Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

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Address: Escondido, CA
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Good hiking, biking

This is a good area for hiking and biking. The scenery is nice. You can walk long distances or short. If you are walking, do be mindful of all the bikers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a good area for hiking and biking. The scenery is nice. You can walk long distances or short. If you are walking, do be mindful of all the bikers.

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1 Thank CKay711
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I will be honest and say that I did not hike across this bridge, but I did want to point out that the picture here is very misleading. There is no river under the bridge, which is undoubtedly due to the drought. I have passed this area on the I-15 several times during the past ten months and have never... More 

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4 Thank cdominia
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The bridge connects two sections of the Lake Hodges hiking trails - allowing hikers access to either side of the lake.

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1 Thank EscoDave
Pasadena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are in the area, I would recommend stopping here. There are different ways to access the bridge. You can park up the street (It is free and there is a porta potty if needed) and walk down the street and the bridge is to your left. I parked in the lot and walked the trail, which eventually, looped... More 

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Thank Lisa P
Charlton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The morning we left Escondido we wanted a quick experience so we walked over the suspension bridge. It was interesting because looking in one direction you saw really desolate terrain with a few houses overlooking the canyon, and in the other direction you could see the freeway. We could see mountain bikers in the distance, just little dots. we parked... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Whether you are on foot or riding bikes this is a taste of the California of old. Artists paint this. Runners run here. Native Americans camped here many moons ago. The central part of the San Dieguito River Park that runs 55 miles from coast to crest.. this is a nice find for anyone looking for some time away from... More 

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Thank Bobert D
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful clean bridge for getting to the trails across Lake Hodges. Always people walking back and forth. Well lit at night

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Thank Maria V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge is so much more than just a bridge. Miles of walking & biking trails border Lake Hodges, and give lots of opportunities to view birds & other wildlife, including Bald Eagles & White-tailed Kites. The trails are well-maintained, and despite the signs, felt very safe. There are lots of options for long vs short hikes, easy... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a lot more fun when not in a drought, but it is fun and a cool bridge to take across Lake Hodges. Pretty cool bridge architecture as well.

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Thank Jack B
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Good hike, nice views a bit noisy until you get away from the 15, go west and the trail will take you all the way tot he main lake launch/picnic area, lots of wildlife, easy hike..

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