Del Dios Gorge

Distance: 4.2 miles
Date: July 15, 2017

One of the five hikes that make up this year’s Coast to Crest Challenge is a hike along the Del Dios Gorge to the Rattlesnake Viewpoint. I never knew there was a trail along the gorge. Usually, I am paying attention to the winding road. I pulled into the parking area bright and early as I had an event later in the morning.

The trail follows the San Dieguito River east toward the Lake Hodges dam. The river was flowing as I crossed over it. There is always something special about a bridge.

Soon I was at the end of the trail. There was a nice interactive art piece. It provides a viewport toward the dam. I snapped my required photo and enjoyed the morning sun in the fog.

 I cruised back to car one hike closer to finish this Challenge!

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