Looking for a great trail in Calavera Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Calavera Park ranging from 1.8 to 5.4 miles and from 252 to 508 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Nice place for Hiking near Carlsbad and Vista.

great exercise for people who hike, jog, walk and ride bikes. the freah smell of the outdoors is unbelievable at some parts.

Nice cool day which is great- - first time here not sure what to expect. Steep at the beginning and end of the trail entrance. Lovely walk, very quiet. Lots of wildlife.

If you are a super beginner at hiking this trail can be a tiny bit hard just remember to bring water and pace yourself!!! so we came around 4pm and there were no rattlesnakes in sight today. the main trail is a big loop around the lake but there are also a ton of little trails if you don't want to make the 4.8 loop. there is a pretty steep hill that you trek down to start and since I'm a chubby girl it kicked my butt going up it. I had a great experience and plan on going hiking here on a reg.

Moderate and fun. Areas of shade and clean.

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over grown
24 days ago

Gets hot but there are shade spots. Really fun hike with some trail options. Loop around the lake is kid friendly and fun. Pretty overgrown but view were great and we had a blast. Can hear rattlers but didn’t see any.

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no shade
rocky
27 days ago

some nice picturesque views. This Trail provides a roundabout but does not Summit the peak in the middle. Be aware if you are seeking the climb to the top vs a longer walk. However a very pleasant walk. Very doable but also be notified of some steep inclines on occasion. Also some wildlife.

good trail not too hard some places steep interesting fact is an extinct volcano here

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washed out
1 month ago

I personally love this trail, and all of its turn-offs and different options. I highly recommend this trail for anyone and everyone! I run on this trail a lot and I find that there is a great mix of ups and downs, technical routes, easier buffed out double wide track, and GREAT climbs up to the peak. Having been out on this trail often, I definitely have seen a lot of rattle snakes, however; any given day I have not seen many at one time. For those who have, that is just unfortunate.With all the increased rainfall and sprouting wild flowers, there are A LOT more bees present, especially in overgrown areas, "bee" mindful. I love the several different options climbing up to the peak, all are relatively challenging, but all very doable. There are those who do tend to leave their dog's poop in bags on the side of the trail, which I never have really understood, other than that, pretty clean. It is a relatively heavily trafficked trail, so you must expect those things. Overall, this is a great and fun route to go for a run on, take the family out to, etc. Have fun!

Decent nothing I was crazy about. Very flat so great for strollers/younger children. Bad part: so many damn rattle snakes we had to leave 1/4 mi in

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with many options to choose from. Lots of incline /decline. Pretty lame. Cool history. Good for kids. Bikers not allowed so nice surprise.

WARNING: aggressive bees on the ridge trail leading to the summit.

Some overgrowth but I stepped off at 630am and didn't see any snakes the entire way.

Easy trail, pretty flat, could bring a stroller/kids. Bad part: so many rattle snakes we had to leave :/ dog friendly as well

Great hike. Signage could be better!

I've been to Calavera many times, but never parking on Cannon road and going on the southern loop. The southern trails were generally quiet with little traffic, particularly once getting away from Cannon road. Some of these trails were scenic with flowers blooming and a tree covered creek area. There was also a less interesting portion with gravel and a ~4 foot rattlesnake crossing the trail (near Sage Creek HS). There are many alternative trails, so the AllTrails map is helpful.

Shortened route that is the quickest ascent to the caldera but lacks the extended trail's walk around the lake and hike through native plants.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good workup hikes that is close .

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with tons of options to extend or shorten your hike. If you bring your dog beware of coyotes, saw a decent sized one roaming on a section of the trail. Will DEFINITELY be coming back!

2 months ago

This trail should be marked moderate because if you follow this route it is the quickest ascent and descent possible from the top of the extinct volcano. Rock scrambles are present and it gets very dicey at some points on the descent given the extreme grade. Poles recommended.

2 months ago

Easy trail that is dog and kid friendly with none of the rock scramble required to get to the top of the extinct volcano.

This trail is great for dogs. My 5 month Germans sheep are had a great time.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent workout. More directional signage would be ideal..... lots of intertwining connecting trails that can be confusing.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great local spot, lots of good trails.

hiking
3 months ago

I had so much fun hiking this trail!! I loved it! Great views, many different kind wildflowers around this time of the year (Spring). Just an amazing trail! I love it! I can’t wait to go back to explore more trails.

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