Lake Calavera via Oak Riparian Park

MODERATE 44 reviews

Lake Calavera via Oak Riparian Park is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Oceanside, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

Bring water and sunscreen. 

hiking
1 day ago

mountain biking
4 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Really varied area, wetlands and dry hills and everything in between. Pretty active amount of people, lots of different access points.

hiking
22 days ago

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1 month ago

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trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I don't think I've ever seen so many quail in one place before! I had read a complaint about dog crap littering the trails...it is crap it is all over the trails but it ain't dog its coyotes! On the whole I found this place to be rather fun.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

In my backyard...love the variety on this trail. Creek crossing, lake, trees, wild flowers and a volcano in the middle. Watch out for rattlesnakes. Saw one on the side of the trail 3 weeks ago. Lots of coyotes live here too, you can hear them at sunset.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really disappointed that there was so much dog poop all over the trail!! It's upsetting that people cannot pick up after their pets! Signage could have been better. Parking very limited.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Solid walk/hike. The directions send you to the Oak Riparian Park parking lot - follow the paved path to the left until you see an opening that crosses a small stream. Once you hit that you'll have many options for walking/running/biking. Including getting to the top of Mount Calavera!