Crest Canyon Trail Loop

EASY 65 reviews

Crest Canyon Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked 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, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 377 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

views

no shade

As of June 2019, hikers report that the last 100 yards is closed for restoration.

hiking
1 month ago

Parked at the top near the homes and ran down and back. Steady downgrade with a pretty view. Nice down and back run on lunch hr.

It’s a nice trail, especially for beginners like me. Option when you get to the San Dieguito Lagoon to walk down the street and walk around it. The part of the loop going up is closed, but very easy to walk around it and continue on.

hiking
closed
3 months ago

The trail was closed but the walk along San Dieguito reserve was pretty.

Great trail... two words of caution. 1. The first 100 yards is overgrown but it opens up after, just keep going. 2. The trail is closed for about 75-100 yards on the way back but if your willing, it is possible to navigate around the closure (fairly easily)

Scenic trail following the canyon down to the Lagoon. Part of the loop is currently closed for restoration.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail run, downhill makes you feel like a champ and uphill reminds you that you were doing downhill in the beginning.

hiking
9 months ago

Came here on a lunch break, and did the loop. Overall parking was very easy since it starts on a residential street. The trail is well groomed and the signs are clearly marked. If you are local to the area is a great place to take your dog for a loop, or get a walk in yourself. There’s a little bit of incline but nothing too strenuous. Overall I would not travel too far for this, but if I’m in the area I will check it out again.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 08, 2018

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 ;)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Every day

hiking
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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
7 days ago

hiking
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hiking
12 days ago

recorded Recording - Sep 23, 23:46

walking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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