Cerro de la Calavera

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Cerro de la Calavera is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Carlsbad, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 318 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

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.

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