From the trailhead, start climbing almost immediately. Head up the Way Up Trail. This is a challenging climb due to the abundant water bars. It makes for a challenging trip back down as well. Once at the top, you have a variety of singletrack and dirt road options to explore. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the map at the trailhead before beginning.
How to get there:
From I-15 take the Valley Parkway exit in Escondido. Head south one block to Auto Parkway and turn right. Follow Auto Parkway for about a half mile to Howard Ave. Then turn right onto Harmony Grove Rd. Follow Harmony Grove for about 3 miles until you see Elfin Forest on your left.
This area is slowly recovering from a devastating fire followed by heavy rains.