LAKE HODGES TRAIL FEST

SAN DIEGO, CA
OCTOBER 23, 2021

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The Lake Hodges Trail Fest, San Diego 50-Mile, and SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon are now part of The Human Potential Running Series. Please visit their website for continued updates at www.HumanPotentialRunning.com
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PREVIOUS COURSE INFORMATION

LAKE HODGES 50K

  • Mile 0 – START – Rancho Bernardo Community Park
    Head NORTH-WEST towards lake – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 0.6 – HARD RIGHT – Double Track to Single Track Trail
  • Mile 1.34 – HARD LEFT on sidewalk at W. BERNARDO DR. – Paved Sidewalk
  • Mile 1.5 – HARD LEFT at Bridge to cross lake – Paved Bridge
  • Mile 1.67 – HARD LEFT at end of Bridge – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 2.4 – Small Creek Crossing
  • Mile 3.25 – BEAR RIGHT along upper trail – Mix of Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.3 – BEAR RIGHT – Mix Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.5 – BEAR RIGHT – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 4.6 – U-TURN – AID STATION #1
  • RETURN along the SAME ROUTE
  • Mile 7.6 – BEAR LEFT and follow trail PAST BRIDGE – Mix of Fire Road and Chipped Asphalt
  • Mile 7.9 – HARD RIGHT – Paved Bike Path
  • Mile 8.5 – BEAR RIGHT followed by HARD RIGHT on to MULE HILL TRAIL – AID STATION #2 – Paved Parking Area to Double Track Trail
  • Mile 9 – HARD RIGHT along trail paralleling BEAR VALLEY PKWY S – Dirt Path
  • Mile 9.1 – HARD RIGHT – Fire Road to Double Track Trail
  • Mile 13 – AID STATION #3 at base of Raptor Ridge Climb – Climb is Single Track Trail to summit
  • Mile 13.8 – BEAR LEFT – Raptor Ridge Summit (760 ft) – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 15.25 – DIRT DRIVEWAY CROSSING – Stay straight after crossing driveway – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 15.4 – BEAR LEFT – Follow Double Track Trail along Bandy Canyon Rd
  • Mile 16 – ROAD CROSSING – Cross Ysabel Creek Rd and rejoin Double Track Trail on other side of intersection
  • Mile 16.6 – HARD LEFT – Follow Wooden Bridge paralleling Bandy Canyon Rd for .2 miles before rejoining Double Track Trail
  • Mile 17 – CONTINUE STRAIGHT trail becomes dirt shoulder of open road in front of farm buildings – USE CAUTION – Packed Dirt Path
  • Mile 17.3 – Dirt Road crossing and trail resumes – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 17.8 – HARD LEFT after crossing DIRT ROAD. Stay between wooden fences. – Mix of Double/Single Track
  • Mile 18.75 – U-TURN – AID STATION #4
  • RETURN along SAME ROUTE
  • Mile 20 – CONTINUE STRAIGHT trail rejoins dirt shoulder of open road – USE CAUTION – Packed Dirt Path
  • CONTINUE along the return route
  • Mile 21.5 – ROAD CROSSING – Cross Ysabel Creek Rd and rejoin Double Track Trail on other side of intersection
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 23 – CLIMB Raptor Ridge – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 23.7 – BEAR RIGHT – Raptor Ridge Summit – Single Track Trail
  • Mile 24.5 – AID STATION #5 – Base of Raptor Ridge
  • CONTINUE along return route – Double Track
  • Mile 28.3 – HARD LEFT – Trail Paralleling BEAR VALLEY PKWY S
  • Mile 28.4 – HARD LEFT – Follow trail away from BEAR VALLEY PKWY S
  • Mile 28.9 – HARD LEFT – Follow road to AID STATION #6
  • BEAR LEFT to rejoin return route trail as you leave Aid Station – Paved Bike Path
  • Mile 29.5 – HARD LEFT to remain on path – Paced Bike Path to Chipped Asphalt to Dirt Fire Road
  • Mile 29.75 – HARD LEFT at BRIDGE – Paved Bridge
  • Mile 29.97 – HARD RIGHT at end of BRIDGE – Paved Sidewalk
  • Mile 30.1 – HARD RIGHT to rejoin trail – Single Track Trail
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 30.8 – HARD LEFT – Double Track Trail
  • Continue along return route
  • Mile 31.4 – FINISH

50K Aid Stations will be stocked with at minimum: Water, Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel, Gels, Fruit (Oranges/Bananas), Chips, and Pretzels.
Mile 4.6
Mile 8.5 – Crew Access
Mile 13
Mile 18.75 – Crew Access
Mile 24.5
Mile 28.9 – Crew Access

Aid Station Cutoff Times*:
Mile 18.75 – 12:00pm
Mile 24.5 – 1:40pm
Mile 28.9 – 2:50pm
Finish – 3:30pm

*Aid Station Cutoff Times are strictly enforced. If you are held at an aid station, please do not argue with the volunteers. They are under direction from the race director and have no flexibility to allow you to continue on. You will be given a ride back to the start.

Crew Information:

Crew members are ONLY allowed at Aid Stations #2, #4, and #6.
Crew members may provide assistance to runners in AID STATION AREA ONLY.

Pacing is NOT allowed on the course! (Pacing is defined as a non-registered runner joining a participant on the course outside of the aid stations for any purpose.)

Crew Driving Directions:

Start to Aid Station #2

GPS Coordinates for AS #2: 33.066462, -117.067921
Head northeast on Sunset Dr toward E Via Rancho Pkwy
Turn right onto the I-15 N/Escondido ramp
Merge onto I-15 N
Take exit 27 for Via Rancho Pkwy toward Felicita Park/San Diego Wild Animal Park
Turn right onto E Via Rancho Pkwy
Take the 1st right onto Sunset Dr

Aid Station #2 to Aid Station #4

GPS Coordinates for AS #4: 33.092090, -116.956804
Head northeast on Sunset Dr toward E Via Rancho Pkwy
Take the 1st right onto Bear Valley Pkwy S
Take the 2nd right onto San Pasqual Rd
Turn right onto CA-78 E/San Pasqual Valley Rd
Turn right onto Bandy Canyon Rd

Aid Station #4 to Aid Station #6

GPS Coordinates for AS #6: 33.066462, -117.067921
Head northeast on Bandy Canyon Rd toward San Pasqual Valley Rd
Turn left onto CA-78 W/San Pasqual Valley Rd
Turn left onto San Pasqual Rd
Turn left onto Bear Valley Pkwy S
Turn left onto Sunset Dr

Aid Station #6 to Finish

GPS Coordinates to Finish: 33.092090, -116.956804
Head northeast on Sunset Dr toward E Via Rancho Pkwy
Take the 1st left onto E Via Rancho Pkwy
Turn left to merge onto I-15 S toward San Diego
Take exit 26 for W Bernardo Dr
Turn left onto W Bernardo Dr

There will be multiple restrooms available at the Start/Finish area.

In addition, there are a few port-o-potties located along the course. These are port-o-potties that are provided by the San Dieguito River Park for trail users. Do not depend on these to be well-stocked, but you are able to use them during the race.

Their locations are:
Mile 7.6 – Just PAST the BRIDGE on LEFT
Mile 8.6 – Just PAST Aid Station #2 on the LEFT
Mile 16 – Located in Parking lot at Ysabel Creek Rd crossing on LEFT
Mile 18.75 – Located on opposite side of parking lot from Aid Station #3
Mile 21.5 – Located in Parking lot at Ysabel Creek Rd crossing on RIGHT
Mile – 24.4 – Just BEFORE Aid Station #6 on RIGHT
Mile 29.7 – Just BEFORE the BRIDGE on RIGHT

How to use the interactive course map features:

  • Click on map to access full feature course map page
    • Click the clock icon in the upper right to estimate your finish time
    • Click the “Terrain Map” dropdown to select your preferred map type
    • Click the speedometer icon in the lower left next to the play button to adjust playback speed

Approx Elevation Gain: +1,875′
Approx Elevation Loss: -1,875′
Approx Elevation Change: 3,750′
(Gain/Loss on plotaroute.com is incorrect)

Click on Elevation Profile Image for more detailed analysis

*Course subject to change based on discretion of San Dieguito River Park and Race Director

LAKE HODGES 15K

  • Mile 0 – START – Rancho Bernardo Community Park
  • Head NORTH-WEST towards lake – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 0.6 – HARD RIGHT – Double Track to Single Track Trail
  • Mile 1.34 – HARD LEFT on sidewalk at W. BERNARDO DR. – Paved Sidewalk
  • Mile 1.5 – HARD LEFT at Bridge to cross lake – Paved Bridge – AID STATION #1
  • Mile 1.67 – HARD LEFT at end of Bridge – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 2.4 – Small Creek Crossing
  • Mile 3.25 – BEAR RIGHT along upper trail – Mix of Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.3 – BEAR RIGHT – Mix Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.5 – BEAR RIGHT – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 4.6 – U-TURN – AID STATION #2
  • RETURN along the SAME ROUTE
  • Mile 7.6 – HARD RIGHT at Bridge – Paved Bridge
  • Mile 7.8 – HARD RIGHT at end of Bridge – Paved Sidewalk – AID STATION #3
  • Mile 7.95 – HARD RIGHT at end of Railing – Single Track Trail to Double Track Trail
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 8.7 – HARD LEFT – Double Track Trail
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 9.3 – FINISH

Mile 1.5 – Water Only
Mile 4.6 – Water, Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel, Energy Gels
Mile 7.8 – Water Only

There is a restroom located just off the course at mile 1.67 and mile 7.6. This is a port-o-pottie maintained by the San Dieguito River Park and is for use by the public. This is open for use, however do not rely on a well stocked bathroom and there is only one available at this location.

How to use the interactive course map features:

  • Click on map to access full feature course map page
    • Click the clock icon in the upper right to estimate your finish time
    • Click the “Terrain Map” dropdown to select your preferred map type
    • Click the speedometer icon in the lower left next to the play button to adjust playback speed

Approx Elevation Gain: +633′
Approx Elevation Loss: -633′
Approx Elevation Change: 1,266′
(Gain/Loss on plotaroute.com is incorrect)

Click on Elevation Profile Image for more detailed analysis

*Course subject to change based on discretion of San Dieguito River Park and Race Director