How hard is Elfin Forest Hike?

We’ve rated the difficulty for this hike moderate, with elevation gain/loss of up to 800 feet. Dogs, bicycles, and horses are limited to designated trails. Before you go, check to ensure the trail is open. More detailed information about the area can be found at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.

What time does Elfin Forest Open?

8am to sunset
Explore the most popular trails in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. The park is open 8am to sunset.

Can you swim at Elfin Forest?

Swimming or any contact with reservoir water is prohibited at all times per San Diego County Water Authority.

What is a Elfin Forest?

Elfin forest or dwarf forest is a type of ecosystem featuring miniature trees.

Where is Elfin Forest?

8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA
The Reserve is located at 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029. The entrance to the Reserve is located between the 6 and 6.5 mile markers on Harmony Grove Road. Directions from your location are available via the interactive map below.

Where are elfin woodland found?

Elfin forests of California are the primary example of coastal temperate dwarf forests. They are expansive, and cover most of the mountains in the southern half of California, extending into Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Other expanses of elfin forest are found throughout the state, in the northern and central regions.

Where is the Elfin Forest?

Where is Elfin Forest located?

San Diego County
Elfin Forest is an unincorporated residential community of San Diego County, in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The community is southwest of Escondido and according to the USGS it is located at 33°04′25″N 117°09′51″W in the Escondido ZIP code of 92029.

Is Elfin Forest dog friendly?

Monday – Friday: Dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash, but only at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (point marked with sign). Additionally, dogs must be held on leash in parking, picnic, and overlook areas or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals.

How did Elfin Forest get its name?

The naming of the area has also been attributed to the children of Dr. Urban’s friends called the place “Tooth Acres”, his five children named the spot Elfin Forest from the book Elfin Forest they had just finished reading.

Is Black Mountain Trail open?

The Black Mountain Mine site will remain closed and will not be accessible to the public. A capital project has been initiated by the City to permanently secure the Black Mountain Mine site and additional studies and analysis are ongoing.

What is the world’s smallest forest?

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
DYK… the smallest rainforest in the world is Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve – located in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It might be only 25 acres but it is home to native wildlife like monkeys, lizards, pythons, and – possibly the most exotic of all animals – squirrels!