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Santa Margarita River Trail

Enjoy the varied terrain with your leashed pet on the trails of this friendly Fallbrook park.

Call (760) 728-2303 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Santa Margarita River Trail has received a rating of 3.2 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Julie
    Jun. 15, 2019
    Warning: hot sand and foxtails

    We came here for the first time based on the reviews but it was a disaster for our German Spitz who found the sand too hot for his paws. He jumped off the trail to a shaded patch of dry grass and rolled in it to find some relief. So, this grass is full of barbed, needle things that immediately embedded in his sense fur , between his toes, everywhere! I was getting stabbed with them too when I picked him up. We didn't make it far before this happened, so we walked back to the car and pulled out as many as we could but we needed professional help. In Fallbrook we found Fallbrook Pet Parlor. They absolutely saved the day. Next time, we will take Otie to the Pet Parlor and home the trail without him.

  • Tracy
    Mar. 17, 2019
    Great Trail

    The trail is amazing, I had my two dogs and everyone was friendly there. There’s plenty of access to the river and the water is calm. Had an amazing time

  • Tim
    More than a year ago
    Fun trails

    Had a great hike to the summit, and down by the creek. Was able to let the pup off the leash for a while when there was no one around, but beware of other hikers. Had a great time playing fetch in the water.

  • Molly
    More than a year ago
    Be aware..

    I found about 10 ticks total on my two dogs. The dogs loved the hike but my day was ruined picking ticks and being paranoid after the hike..I won't be returning in Spring/Early Summer as I have read thats when they come out. I would rather avoid the hassle

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