April 25, 2016
Good place to practice your technical riding chops. Once you get to the top of the Way Up Trail there is a network of trails that you can mix and match to make rides of varying lengths. My ride: Way Up Trail > Quail Trail > Escondido Overlook > Lake Hodges Overlook loop > Witch Trail diversion > Equine Incline Loop (clockwise) > Way Up Trail.
Trails here at EF are characterized by steep technical climbs and descents, lots of switchbacks, typical SD rockiness, ruts and low to medium drops. The Way Up Trail is busy on weekends so watch out for hikers on the way down and get one of the courtesy bells at the trailhead before you ascend.
Rancho La Costa Preserve