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Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

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Address: Escondido, CA
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great for walking or biking

We walked the path to the bridge, but the whole time I was wishing I had brought my mountain bike to join the several cyclists who passed by. The scenery makes it a great hike. I... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Steve T
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San Marcos, California
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Yes a bridge. We just use it to ride bikes from Rancho Bernardo to Escondido (Westfield North County) there are places to sit on the bridge. Well traveled during the day. We have never use the bridge at night, it does seem to have foot lighting.

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We walked the path to the bridge, but the whole time I was wishing I had brought my mountain bike to join the several cyclists who passed by. The scenery makes it a great hike. I saw two coyotes in the hills as we walked. The bridge is technologically interesting, and there is an information display to read about the... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Actually we have never been here, but it is on our bucket list for our next Escondido trip. This just keeps popping up on Trip Advisor, not sure why except we looked at the bridge as a possible vacation spot

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Thank Judy D
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This bridge is connected to a walking/biking path that covers a long trail. During the drought it was dry but presently has water.

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Thank eileentx36
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a good area for hiking and biking. The scenery is nice. You can walk long distances or short. If you are walking, do be mindful of all the bikers.

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1 Thank CKay711
Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I will be honest and say that I did not hike across this bridge, but I did want to point out that the picture here is very misleading. There is no river under the bridge, which is undoubtedly due to the drought. I have passed this area on the I-15 several times during the past ten months and have never... More 

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4 Thank cdominia
Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The bridge connects two sections of the Lake Hodges hiking trails - allowing hikers access to either side of the lake.

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1 Thank EscoDave
Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are in the area, I would recommend stopping here. There are different ways to access the bridge. You can park up the street (It is free and there is a porta potty if needed) and walk down the street and the bridge is to your left. I parked in the lot and walked the trail, which eventually, looped... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The morning we left Escondido we wanted a quick experience so we walked over the suspension bridge. It was interesting because looking in one direction you saw really desolate terrain with a few houses overlooking the canyon, and in the other direction you could see the freeway. We could see mountain bikers in the distance, just little dots. we parked... More 

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Escondido, California
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Whether you are on foot or riding bikes this is a taste of the California of old. Artists paint this. Runners run here. Native Americans camped here many moons ago. The central part of the San Dieguito River Park that runs 55 miles from coast to crest.. this is a nice find for anyone looking for some time away from... More 

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