4 mile hike that follows shoreline to the Lake Hodges dam, built in 1914. Directions to trailhead: Exit I-15 to west Valley Parkway, turn left on Via Rancho Parkway and then an immediate right onto Lake Drive. Continue for 3 miles and park in the dirt lot on left across the street from Hernandez Hideaway. 760-744-9000, ext. 3505.
4 mile round-trip Highland Valley Trail. Starts from staging area in the dirt parking lot across the street from the Pepper Tree Nursery, 12460 Highland Valley Road. Information: 760-235-5440, Ext. 5.
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Last update: 19 May 1997.