Built over a Century ago in 1918 by The San Dieguito Mutual Water and Santa Fe Railroad, The dam supplied water to areas in Northern san Diego County, and created Lake Hodges.
The Dam from The Lake Hodges Dam Trail, Trailhead.
Viewing Platform Lake Hodges Dam Trail
Viewing Platform along The Lake hodges Dam Trail
So if you think your going to walk to The dam it is current under guard.
Section of the old flume that transported the water from the dam. This section is in the no trespassing area and was taken with a telephoto lens. the flume section has partially collapsed.
Cement Flume section, this is an open section meaning it is on a downgrade so the water flows with the gravity.
Flume Section Pipe, Some places you dont have a slope for gravity to let the water flow. Pipes allow you to use the principle of the siphon to jump these gaps.
Old Steel Bridge on The Trail
I apologize for not give out directions to most of my trips, trails change and I do not have the time to keep the site always updated. My hikes also span from the easy to the extreme, a lot of places do not even have trails, as well as extreme conditions. Some sites need to be protected as they are fragile and historically sensitive. So if you decide to hike some of these areas, do your research and know your limits, have the proper provisions .Every year many hikers die from not understanding these Simple Rules. San Diego County and surrounding areas are diverse in climate and terrain. Remember if you do decide to Hike do your research, carry the essentials and do so at your own risk. An alternative is to join one of the many hiking groups such as meetup or on facebook ,as well as other social sites. Not only is there safety in numbers but a pooling of knowledge.