The ride for the day was going to be a ride when I can not necessarily where and when I wanted to ride. To maximize my ride time I needed to get in a ride along my route between work and home. Lake Hodges fit that requirement nicely. I started out at the trail head on the north side by the self-storage facility and then cut over to the south side of the trail system using the pedestrian/bike bridge.
My original thinking was to just do the typical north-side out and back on the north side, but at the bridge I made the cut over to the south side. My general impression is the southside trails are a little more interesting, not as wide and not as beat up. The next round of thinking was that I was the southside stuff and then punch back over to the north side and do some of those trails.
Well on my way back from the side side as I came up to the bridge to cross back over I decided to go straight over the I-15 and then connected up with the Highland Valley Trail. Its a nice out and back bit of single track that is add just at two miles total to your ride. If you are out riding Hodges it is worth the little side adventure.