August Hike at Elfin Forest

Join AIGA San Diego and friends as we get outdoors and explore Elfin Forest on Saturday, August 28th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve showcases San Diego’s local habitat at its finest: acres of mature chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian woodlands, and coastal sage-scrub. The Olivenhain Reservoir, an interesting engineering accomplishment, is the scenic centerpiece of the reserve, and trails throughout the reserve showcase great views west and east.

We will be taking the Way Up Trail to Harmony Grove Overlook. It is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near San Marcos, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels.

This event is free for everyone. We do ask that you RSVP on our Facebook event so we have an accurate count.

Hike Information

  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Drive: 45 minute drive from San Diego
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route type: Loop
  • Total Ascent: 524 feet
  • Dog-Friendly: Yes (leashed)
  • Scenery: Pacific Crest Trail in Campo
  • Free parking


Shoot us a text at 814-969-9418 if you have questions or want to carpool!

When & Where
Sat, Aug 28, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
8833 Harmony Grove Road
Escondido, CA 92029