Dust Devil Nature Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Dust Devil Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Del Mar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles
26 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


An easy, flat walk near the San Dieguito Ecological Preserve. The trail is flat and hard packed so good for kids and older folks with limited mobility. There are a couple ponds which look great for local bird watching. If you close your eyes, the freeway sounds just like the ocean! Great short little hike for after work to get the dog/kids outside.

10 months ago

We walked our dog there hundreds of times. This should be rated as easy. It is a flat loop for an easy walk. The rain water in the winter pools into a pond and have many wild birds living there. There are bird watchers who go there to watch these birds. Late in the summer, the pond dries out. There is no shade for the entire trail and can get very hot in the summer. Rattlesnakes can be seen occasionally in the summer months on or near the trail, so be careful. You can see / hear the highway, and see the parking lot from the entire trail. It feels more like a community trail in the backyard.

2 months ago

10 months ago