Annie's Canyon Trail via Solana Hills Trail [CLOSED]

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Annie's Canyon Trail via Solana Hills Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Solana Beach, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 423 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no shade

As of May 2019, the Solana Hills trailhead is temporarily closed during the roadway construction project. You may use the N. Rios Avenue Trailhead entrance to access Annie's Canyon Trail.

5 months ago

this trail head is currently closed you have to do the shorter trail.

5 months ago

Not accessible right now from Solana you need to go to the North Rios trailhead. From there you can only do the Annie’s Canyon Loop until construction on the freeway finishes.

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6 months ago

love this place.. quick and fun

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7 months ago

i agree with the other reviews, it’s short but actually very fun! the trail to the canyon is fairly short, once you get to the sign that points to moderate or strenuous, take the strenuous route. mobile kids could complete this, toddlers in carriers maybe not so much. the canyon is really tight as mentioned. the slot canyon portion is short but fun while it lasts. you could actually do it twice if you wanted. all in all, pretty awesome.

7 months ago

Short, fun, easier than expected.

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8 months ago

Moderate, the “strenuous” marked part of the trail and is the canyon with sandstone cliffs on each side about 1.5-2 feet apart, and are doable by kids with adults, there are two metal ladder sections that dogs can’t climb. Beautiful, unique, quick hike.

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9 months ago

Amazing !!!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

For a virtual hike: https://youtu.be/Pnpp_KlVWOc This trail is amazing. There is an easy reward exploring and climbing through the crevices. There were a good number of people, but not enough to make it crowded. The formations of rock are simply stunning and walking along the lagoon is a peaceful pleasure. I highly recommend this one! If I find myself back in San Diego area, I'll come back for sure. Music for the Trail: https://sptfy.com/Hzm

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Enter from the Trail Head entrance as the main gate has been closed due to lagoon construction. Overall it was an interesting but very short hike. The strenuous path through the canyon isn’t difficult. If you’re claustrophobic you might get a little overwhelmed. It’s too bad the lagoon construction has closed most of the trail outside the canyon. There is plenty of street parking and if you’re still in the mood for a hike you can drive to other beach hikes nearby.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Trail closed as of today

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Friday, March 02, 2018

The less exciting portion of the trail is well worth the unexpected mushroom caves!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

closed right now for construction

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Beautiful blue sky, and plenty of kiddo's heading up this trail on a Saturday! Pretty packed, but still enough breaks in between people to breathe and get some fun shots. Went in through North Rios Avenue, went right up through the canyon and out through the switchbacks and back again.

hiking
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Beautiful canyon rocks. It’s definitely worth to explore.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Love the canyon! We Opted Outside on Black Friday as did many others. It will be even better with less people squeezing through.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Biked down to the trailhead from downtown. Saw some lizards and birds. Nice unexpected steep climbing spots. Other than that, nice and easy hike.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

A very nice hike. We started at Rios Rd and was about 1/2 mile flat trail to the canyon. The canyon itself is moderately strenuous--some steep inclines and very tight pathways--but it's very short (less than 1/2 mile) and you can stop at the "cave" if you need a break.

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