Abeja Loop Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Abeja Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

Also known as Bee Loop. Nice loop in the backyard of Santa Fe Hills in San Marcos. The views are great. It is the perfect morning or evening hike. The trail is also used for mountain biking. First follow the end of Las Posas Road and continue on to the trail on the right side which leads you to a trail crossing. Turn to your right and pass the lake. Climb the first hill and continue on the trail. Then at the small downhill section keep right and climb the hill. Stay on the trail and enjoy the nice views. At the top of the hill stay left and begin the steep downhill section which leads you to a little grass field. After the grass field continue to hike uphill until you merge back on the original trail you were coming from.

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27 days ago

It's a nice hike for moderate to hard and esperienced hikers. Definitely not for beginners. Some areas need a bit of maintenance. Some dangerous steep areas. not for little kids. Dog lovers: take care after them. Bring enough water.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike, definitely needs to be marked as a hard hike. If you follow the map, which we did, very steep and rocky. Not a hike for beginners. If you want a leg workout for the day this is perfect! :) BeCareful of the over growth on the path. Very private path ;)

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2 months ago

great trail. mostly uphill. but great view at the top on either side.

2 months ago

So not moderate. That was difficult. Very step and rocky both up and down. A good workout but not a friendly dog walking trail.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great for when you don't have a lot of time and want to squeeze a good hike in. The initial uphill is a bit intense but the views are lovely on a nice day and the burn in your legs makes it worthwhile. The way down has really taken a beating after the recent rains so be careful when navigating the canyons that have taken over the path.

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3 months ago

Overall a good trail, not too tough. My kids absolutely loved it. Great view of the area on a clear day.

hiking
3 months ago