Wilderness Gardens Preserve Combined Trails Loop

Escondido, California 92025

Wilderness Gardens Preserve Combined Trails Loop

Wilderness Gardens Preserve: Combined Trails Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The pond, quiet forest, meadows, and hillside scenery make this preserve a relaxing retreat that doesn’t require a long drive. Even on weekends, you may be the only hiker on these seldom-used trails."

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Best Hikes Near San Diego (Falcon Guides)
Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya
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"Head to this 730-acre former farm to enjoy 4 miles of hiking trails, historical and cultural sites, and an interpretive center. The area was once a botanical garden but is slowly transforming back to its native state. In the meantime enjoy wide meadows, a seasonal river, shady forests, and impressive views from mountain summits. Overseen by volunteers and with access restricted by distance and volunteer schedules, this is one of the least-traveled, least-impacted preserves in the county." Read more
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Wilderness Gardens Preserve, a 676acre jewel of county open space near Pala, encompasses the grounds of an old ranch—the former retreat of Manchester Boddy, owner of a Los Angeles newspaper and developer of Descanso Gardens in Pasadena. As the years go by, the property looks less like a botanical showplace, and more like the wilderness that its name suggests. Intermixed with live-oak woodland and sycamores lining the San Luis Rey River flood plain you can see remnant exotics such as eucalyptus, camellias, roses, holly, bottlebrush, pyracantha, and oleander." Read more

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Trail Information

Escondido
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018