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Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Escondido, CA
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nice over old lake hodges view, unfortunately theres no water in this part of the lake

Its a bit of a walk, and at this time theres no water under the bridge but makes for an interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joseph M
Escondido, California
Longest strested cement bridge

Ok. Yes a bridge. We just use it to ride bikes from Rancho Bernardo to Escondido (Westfield North... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Keith M
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a bit of a walk, and at this time theres no water under the bridge but makes for an interesting viewing spot

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Ok. Yes a bridge. We just use it to ride bikes from Rancho Bernardo to Escondido (Westfield North County) there are places to sit on the bridge. Well traveled during the day. We have never use the bridge at night, it does seem to have...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We walked the path to the bridge, but the whole time I was wishing I had brought my mountain bike to join the several cyclists who passed by. The scenery makes it a great hike. I saw two coyotes in the hills as we walked....More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Actually we have never been here, but it is on our bucket list for our next Escondido trip. This just keeps popping up on Trip Advisor, not sure why except we looked at the bridge as a possible vacation spot

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This bridge is connected to a walking/biking path that covers a long trail. During the drought it was dry but presently has water.

Thank eileentx36
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a good area for hiking and biking. The scenery is nice. You can walk long distances or short. If you are walking, do be mindful of all the bikers.

1  Thank CKay711
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I will be honest and say that I did not hike across this bridge, but I did want to point out that the picture here is very misleading. There is no river under the bridge, which is undoubtedly due to the drought. I have passed...More

4  Thank cdominia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The bridge connects two sections of the Lake Hodges hiking trails - allowing hikers access to either side of the lake.

1  Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are in the area, I would recommend stopping here. There are different ways to access the bridge. You can park up the street (It is free and there is a porta potty if needed) and walk down the street and the bridge is...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The morning we left Escondido we wanted a quick experience so we walked over the suspension bridge. It was interesting because looking in one direction you saw really desolate terrain with a few houses overlooking the canyon, and in the other direction you could see...More

Thank NatieParks
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how long is the walk across the bridge?
8 August 2016|
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Response from largomargo | Reviewed this property |
About 2 minutes if you don't stop!
Are we allowed to swim in the lake?
25 June 2016|
Response from San D | Reviewed this property |
Maybe could, but I have never seen anyone swimming. There are no beaches. Only activities seem to be fishing or boating. I have used my kayak on the lake. I have seen windsurfers.
How do I get to bridge? where do I park?
28 September 2015|
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Response from SteveInEsc | Reviewed this property |
Exit I15 at West Bernardo Dr / Pomerardo Road. Turn to West. go 0.4 mi and parking will be on right. Paved trail (0.3 mi one way) starts at North end of parking. Before the drought, Lake Hodges was under the bridge