One of the perks of living in Southern California is the proximity of the
mountains, desert, beach, and city.
The diverse terrain makes Southern California ideal for hiking.
Add in amazing weather and numerous trails.
Not to mention the benefit of exercise and it's free.
You can't help but fall in love with this family activity.
Here is our latest trail.
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve located in Escondido, California.
There are several trails at the reserve,
all are very well maintained and travelled which is important when hiking with children.
We hiked the 1.5 mile Way Up trail, a zig-zag steep route up the mountain to overlook the Olivenhain Dam & Reservoir.
One of our favorite finds when hiking is some type of water source.
At the beginning of the Way Up Trail is a beautiful clean stream and waterfall area
accessible by a sandy bank area.
The best reward for a tough hike!