Guided Hike with Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Docent Randy Boyer

Join Randy Boyer for a moderately strenuous (exercise oriented), long-distance hike at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Hiking groups will depart from the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty at 8:15 a.m. (please arrive at 8:00 a.m.) and will return to the main lot in approximately three to five hours.


Although Randy can tailor the pace of a hike to any group, participants are encouraged to come prepared for a moderately strenuous hike that will maintain a pace of 2.5 mph. Randy’s hikes are fast-paced, long, and not recommended for young children. Randy is a tour guide at San Diego Botanic Garden, and has many years of hiking and backpacking experience in the Lake Tahoe basin, North Lake Tahoe, eastern Sierra, Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, eastern Arizona, and western Utah.

Hikers will be treated to a guided tour of almost everything that Elfin Forest has to offer! So, grab your boots and hiking sticks, fill your water bottles, bring trail snacks, and head out to Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve!

2024 Hikes

  • January 28, Route #6
  • February 25, Route #3
  • March 31, Route #5
  • April 28, Route #4
  • May 26, Route #7
  • June 23, Route #8
  • July 28, Route #3
  • August 25, Route #5
  • September 22, Route #6
  • October 27, Route #7
  • November 14, Route #8
  • December 15, Route #3

Descriptions of hike routes

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

8833 Harmony Grove Road
Escondido, CA 92029

Mailing Address
1966 Olivenhain Road
Encinitas, CA 92024


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