Trail of the Month: Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail
The challenging North County trek is worth it for the views at the top
Difficulty LevelChallenging, experienced hikers in peak physical shape
Distance7.3 miles out and back
Good to KnowDog Friendly Free Parking
Park in the lot on Sunset Drive next to I-15 and take the trail along the highway. At 1.8 miles, turn right to follow Summit Trail to the top.
Why We Love It
It takes you past the longest stressed ribbon bridge in the world and brings you away from the highway through beautiful meadows and marshes.
Where to Refuel
Get kebabs, gyros, and falafel at Pioneer Organic Cuisine in Westfield North County. Or venture farther to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido) for beers and upscale pub fare on the garden patio.