Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail

El Cajon, California 92021

Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail

Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Just weeks after the Cedar Fire, shiny red and green leaves were unfolding from the root crowns of laurel sumac shrubs. Wild cucumber vines raced out of the barren ground, entangling themselves in the standing black skeletons of the larger shrubs. Most of the large coast live oaks in the reserve stood their ground as the flames roared through, and they stand as statuesque as ever today. The first route, good for hiking and mountain biking, begins at the west end (dead end) of Horsemill Road, off Mountain View Road, 1 mile northeast of the main crossroads of Crest. Walk into the Crestridge reserve and pass a visitor information kiosk reconstructed after the Cedar Fire. The second option, better for hiking only, leads to a spectacular vista point on the west side of the reserve."

Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail Reviews

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5/21/2018
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12/30/2017
Excellent area for a back country hike. Trails are well marked. Only drawback was that people do not pick up after their dogs...saw lots of dog poop on the trail. They did have bags available for pet owners to clean up after their dogs...come on people..pick up after your poochies!
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Trail Information

El Cajon
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
October through June
Season
California Department of Fish and Game
Local Contacts
USGS El Cajon, Alpine
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018