Avocado Grove at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

The Hike:  “Avocado Grove” –  Out & Back Hike
Location:  Crestridge Ecological Reserve – San Diego County

We started this hike at the main entrance of the Crestridge Ecological Reserve.  Before arriving, I was under the impression that there would be posted trail maps at the visitor information station.  Aside from rattlesnake and mountain lion warnings, the rest of the bulletin board was bare.

The trail started through an oak grove.  We came across two main trail options, and we selected a dirt road to follow as it climbed upwards.

The best part of the hike was totally unexpected:  The trail followed an avocado grove! YAY! I loved, loved, loved this.

Avocado Trees


I initially expected the hike to continue through an oak grove and remain shaded; however, this was not the case.  The temperature felt extremely hot and we did not carry enough water for the conditions.  Most of the hike was uphill.  (Both ways! Ha!)  The trail eventually returned to another oak grove and slightly after this point we decided to turn back.

I do not know the total distance or elevation gains for this hike.  I wore my Fitbit; which reported at least  five miles and sixty “flights of stairs” were completed.  (I don’t recall the exact numbers.)

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2 Responses to Avocado Grove at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

  1. FreeRangeCow says:

    LOL! I think my grocery store should put that sign up in the veg section!

  2. John M says:

    Love the sign! Not a single exclamation point. Perhaps the razor wire serves the purpose…

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