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Best trails in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

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Looking for a great trail in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, walking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve ranging from 1.4 to 5.3 miles and from 9 to 262 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (9)
#1 - Annies Canyon Trail via North Rios Trailhead Loop
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: The Annies Canyon section of this route is currently closed. Great place to watch the sunset or go for a quick and flat hike with views. Good for the whole family but it can get slippery at times, so use caution and keep an eye on younger kids.Show more
#2 - Annie's Canyon Trail via Solana Hills Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(53)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
As of July 2020 the Annies Canyon section of this route is closed along with the Solana Hills Trailhead due to COVID19. You can access the trail at the Rio’s Trailhead. Show more
#3 - Annie's Canyon via La Orilla Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The trail is closed due to construction where it meets the freeway - about 1.5 miles in.Show more
#4 - Tern Point
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(75)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
For up to date COVID-19 information, see the reserve site here: https://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/news-events/news-stories/COVID-19Response.html.html.htmlShow more
#5 - North Rios, Solana Hills, Santa Inez and La Orilla Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(30)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Please note that partial trail closures have been reported for this trail as of 06/16/2020 blocking off the end of the trail. Additionally the canyon is closed due to COVID 19. Show more
#6 - San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(33)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#7 - Santa Inez Tern Point Loop Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(36)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
Please note that the section going below I-5 has been reported closed. Show more
#8 - La Orilla Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(9)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#9 - Santa Helena Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(9)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m