Annies Canyon Trail via North Rios Trailhead Loop

MODERATE 24 reviews

Annies Canyon Trail via North Rios Trailhead Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 183 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Short, but fun unique little trail.

bird watching
2 months ago

Lots of bird watching at almost any time of day. Nice short hike, mostly flat. Annie's Canyon (very tiny section) has some scrambling. Lots of graffiti. Constantly seeing people defacing the rock here, so sad and destructive.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing quick fun hike. The cave walls are fantastic, what a treasure to have right in our backyard! If you have a dog with you, don’t take the narrow trail. Walk around the longer way! Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is mostly flat until you hit the Canyon portion. It is pretty small to fit through the slot portion. There is a ladder towards the end that is helpful. Very crowded with families and lots of dogs. If you follow the recording the trail is closed at the loop. I went around the signs and continued the recording but needed to hop over a small construction fence to get back on trail. Get out there. -Verified Completed-

hiking
4 months ago

We had so much fun hiking here. We attempted to take the strenuous route (with our pups) and realized at the ladder that we probably should turn around, luckily there weren’t too many people behind us so we were able to do so. We then took the moderate trail and got our heart rate up walking to the viewpoint. Annie’s Canyon is gorgeous and well worth the trip from Vista to Solana Beach. A quick work out too! We will be back to finish the strenuous trail without the dogs.

5 months ago

Very cool!

walking
5 months ago

Easy walk, dog friendly

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