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Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge

I15 South at Rancho Bernardo Rd, Escondido, CA
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Escondido
Type: Bridges
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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

lake hodges is a hidden gem that goes on in a surprising way. take a drive down the del dios highway and you will see a gorgeous area you might not have known existed! take a boat ride in the lake even!

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Escondido, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What can one say about a bridge . . . it's there, and you walk over it. The only unique thing about it is the engineering, you will not find another one like it in the world.

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The bridge is a great addition to the Lake, but sadly we need water....I have done a boot camp workout on this bridge and it was great.

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Oceanside, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The drought in CA has taken a toll on Lake Hodges and the water level is so far down. The lake used to be so beautiful and this bridge now seems almost ill-conceived for the amount of money the taxpayers paid for it. However, that this bridge is considered an "attraction" is laughable. This is near where a young woman... More

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's a great way to cross the Lake w/o dealing with traffic. The trails are great for hiking, biking or bird and wildlife viewing.

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SAN DIEGO,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well all I can say it was a heck of alot of money to spend on a pedestrian bridge. While it is somewhat modern in design and crosses a mostly dry lake bed, wet at certain periods in the year I am not sure this is a local high point and can be seen from North and South bound lanes... More

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San Diego
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I am all for having a pedestrian and bike bridge across lake Hodges, but this bridge was extravagant. It could have been a better use of our tax dollars. I talked to the workers as they were constructing the bridge (several years ago). I was told the bridge was in the order of $10,000,000.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Parking is fairly close and when you cross the bridge you can access easy trails to walk. The lake is best seen during winter when there is water below the bridge, in summer it is bone dry so bring plenty of water! Lots of birds and squirrels. The bridge takes about 10 minutes to cross. Enjoy!

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Trails adjoining the bridge are very good and well kept. The bridge is a great magnet for walkers, runners and bike riders to spend time along the lake.

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The bridge offers a geat view year round. When the water is high you can see huge catfish swimming around in the morning. When the water is low there are lots of different birds and animals to see.

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