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    El Moro Canyon

    Crystal Cove State Park, California
    Distance4.9mi
    Elevation Gain1,819ft
    Trailhead Elevation124ft
    Top1,024ft
    Elevation Min/Max32/1024ft
    Elevation Start/End124/124ft

    El Moro Canyon

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    San Diego, CA
    Adventurer | 233 pts
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    8/14/2018
    A really nice trail, especially if you make it a loop. Great views of the coastline from the ridge. It's a pretty easy trail, just a few steepish inclines make it more moderate. The heat is more of a challenging factor so its better to hike it on a cooler or overcast day. The breezes from the ocean are pretty sweet, though.
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    Peoria, AZ
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    10/31/2009
    Headed out on this trail with a friend around 10:30. It took us about 3-4 hours to get to the top of the Agua Mountain range where we discovered a plentiful supply of pine trees in the highest areas. Steep hike with almost all of the hike going up being up hill ranging from 10 to 30 degrees on the trail most of the way. But at the highest points of the trail you can see everything around you for miles, with the valley below you and San Jancinto Peak with Big Bear to the left. You'll enjoy this hike but make sure you bring lots of water. Not recommended for children or beginners.
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    Escondido, CA
    Adventurer | 261 pts
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    4/27/2008
    Great hike but we all ran out of water on the last 2 mile return stretch!! Also we got startled by a rattler (unknown type) in a bush around the first horseshoe turn on our return. Good thing because we needed the newly aquired adrenaline to make it back to the Dripping Springs campground for nice toilets (all except the flys!!) and ice cold clean water. Water spigots through-out the
    campground had water even though the campground was closed probably due to fire recovery. Note to self for next time, bring 3 gallons of water to stay comfortable on the long long hike!! Wear tall gators to keep from getting scratched up and bring a small machete to better clear the trail of thorn bushes. :)
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    Spencerport, NY
    Pathfinder | 71 pts
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    4/1/2004
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    Box Hill, NY
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    3/29/2004
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