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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.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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30 days ago

2.4 mile hike

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8 months ago

Not bad. You can hear the highway the whole time. Cute little path that’s well kept.

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10 months ago

Nice cleared trail. Didn't see any rattlers, but could tell it's a great place for them. Lightly traveled on this July Sunday afternoon. Small parking lot. Porta-potty available if you must.

hiking
Tue Apr 30 2019

Easy flat walk. Trail is well maintained and there are lots of birds to see, we came across a large Rattler coiled up next to the trail so stay alert.

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Fri Jun 02 2017

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.

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