Crest Canyon Open Space Preserve Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Del Mar, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice trail easily accessed by a set of stairs down into a canyon. Toward the end of the canyon, you have views into s nearby lagoon and can see horses corralled on the hillside. This would be good for a family or when hiking with a small dog (as we were ;)

2 months ago

Every day

hiking
7 months ago

It was a nice short walk, with good view or lagoon and fairground.
there are stairs and narrow trails, and so strollers are not recommended. Dogs are allowed on a leash (although some people had their dogs off leash....)
Eastern trail is shady early morning because of the hill.
There are plenty of street parking spaces by the trail head.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Haven't tried this trail yet, but plan to this week. Can anyone recommend where to park? I don't see street parking on the map.

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Crest Canyon

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

recorded

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

walking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Saturday, December 21, 2013