Map of the recreational trails in the Escondido area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Escondido, California

Escondido, California map area

Escondido, California

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Citricado Parkway Trail

Coast to Crest Trail

Escondido Creek Trail

Harmony Grove Village Trail

Inland Rail Trail

San Dieguito River Trail


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Escondido is a city located in Northeast San Diego County in Southern California. The city is nestled up against the foothills and is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Escondido Creek Trail

The Escondido Creek Trail is a 6.5-mile long paved trail that stretches across the entire city following the channel for the creek. The trail goes past many of the major streets in Escondido. The route of the trail extends from Citricado Parkway to N. Quince Street, then from N. Broadway to Beven Drive. There is a gap in the trail from N. Quince Street to N Broadway.

The Escondido Creek Trail also intersects with the Inland Rail Trail to the west of N. Quince Street. The Inland Rail Trail heads out Mission Road to Polomar College.

Read more about the Escondido Creek Trail

Inland Rail Trail

The Inland Rail Trail is a 6.7-mile long paved pathway that spans between San Marcos and Escondido. The western end of the trail is located along W. Mission Road near the campus for Palomar College and Mission Sports Park in San Marcos. The trail parallels the light rail tracks and goes past the Palomar College Station, the San Marcos Civic Center Station, the Nordahl Road Station and stops at the Escondido Transit Center.

The eastern end of the Inland Rail Trail meets up with the Escondido Creek Trail at the Escondido Transit Center at W. Valley Parkway and N. Quince Street in Escondido.

San Dieguito River Trail & Coast to Crest Trail

The San Dieguito River Trail is a 3.4-mile long unpaved pathway that follows the hillside above Lake Hodges to the south of Escondido. The trail can be reached from Sunset Drive off of E. Via Rancho Parkway to the east of Interstate 5. Thr trail goes through the natural brushy areas and is located away from roadways. There is a bridge over the San Dieguito River that allows trail users to head down to Rancho Bernardo.

The Coast to Crest Trail takes off from the same location as the San Dieguito River Trail, but heads to the east through the natural areas to the east of Interstate 15.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails in the Escondido area.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Southern California

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in Southern California.