18448 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA
ABOUT THE HIKE: Bernardo Mountain rises over 1100 feet on the north side of Lake Hodges in north San Diego County. The trail features the longest stressed ribbon bridge in the world and overlooks the north shore of the lake. The hike is approximately eight miles round trip with over 1000 feet of vertical gain to the mountain top, having spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of North San Diego County. The trail is partly paved bike trail, partly truck trail, and mostly single track. Portions of the trail are steep and rocky, so hiking poles are recommended for those that use them. This should be considered a strenuous hike, for advanced beginners or beginning intermediate hikers. Total hike time will be approximately three hours, excluding our mountain top rest stop. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail.
ABOUT THE PICNIC: We will enjoy the well earned 360 degree views atop Bernardo Mountain with a rest stop that includes food and beverage. Please bring food to share for the potluck. BYOB (beverage). Because of the strenuous nature of the hike, alcohol is not suggested.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Orange County, take Interstate 5 south to Oceanside.... take Highway 78 east.... take Interstate 15 south approximately four miles.... exit West Bernardo Drive.... turn left on West Bernardo Drive and proceed one-quarter mile.... turn right into the trailhead parking area that is just north of the Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Community Park. We will meetup on the north side of the trailhead parking lot. There is portable restroom at this parking area. Please note that we are parking adjacent to and just north of the Community Park. Look for the sign shown below at the entry to our trailhead parking area.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.
I love to hike. I am retired and live in Coto de Caza.
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I love to hike, take photos and enjoy good company. And eating. I looove to eat.
My name is Darlene. I am here for the hike!!
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Looking to hike for fun, exercise and to meet nice people. So far, mission accomplished!
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