Lake Calavera

MODERATE 402 reviews
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Lake Calavera is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlsbad, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for trail running and mountain biking and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

mountain biking

trail running

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 days ago

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6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

Love having this near my house. Can get anywhere from 5-9 miles depending on the trails I connect together. You cannot get lost, I'm convinced. Even if I wander off on a different trail it always connects with a trail I know. Bring water because it is an exposed trail and gets quite warm. I always have fun exploring out here and never tire of it.

hiking
11 days ago

mountain biking
16 days ago

18 days ago

Great trail for the entire family

19 days ago

mountain biking
22 days ago

excellent for quick hike around lake. peek has good views. i think there are better views on like 3 of the 40 trails going all around the volcano. mountain biking there is a lot of fun. definitely some easy paths to ride but others can be quite intense. steep incline with lots of big jagged rocks. hard to know which trails are which but ive gone on 3 rides thru the park for about an hour each time and i am starting to learn the trails. dog friendly. i never have an issue with parking either. usually some decent traffic on trails. enjoy! :)

mountain biking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

A poorly marked trail without much shade. The lake is small and not much view...

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I love Calavera!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy loop for a quick afternoon hike near Carlsbad. Very pretty wild flowers, not heavily trafficked.