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Lake Calavera via Oak Riparian Park

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Oceanside, California

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

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 515 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Partially paved

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Description
Waypoints (0)
Tips

There may be limited parking at the trailhead.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (263)
Photos (314)
Recordings (257)
Completed (560)
Carlos S.
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Hiking
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Michal Twardowski
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Hiking

It was pretty decent! The trail map on here and actual trail are a little hard to follow on the west side of the lake so we got “lost” taking some side trails but eventually it all meets up so we had a little adventure. It’s a bit overgrown in some places so just be careful. They warn about snakes but we didn’t see a single one.

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Neni RL
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Hiking

very nice trail. just didn't like how crowded it was and 30% of people didn't wear masks. I did enjoy the water, the planks, the shady trees, great for family walks. You can go as long or as short as you like.

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Remy Hilkem
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WalkingRocky

5 STAR! I recommend taking the girl you like here!! There’s a cool spot at the top, so bring some snacks to chill!

Nathan ..
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Bernadette Dominguez
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HikingBugs

humid. Dog poop and throw up everywhere. People were friendly. Not an ideal spot to hike. Poison oak everywhere alongside trail.

Jessica Rodriguez
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

This trail was impossible to follow. Way overgrown so definitely wear long pants. Bring water and go early because if u go late, it feels very hot. View is ok. Took way longer than we thought.

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Joey A.
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Hiking

Lots of trail options! Easy to get to, nice ocean views from peak.

Reina Miranda
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Part of the trail leads you to overgrown area and had to back track . Early morning is best to avoid the heat.

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Hiking

One of my favorite leisure trails. Great weekend sunny workout. Not too extreme, but probably not super easy. Lots of things to look at.

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Melanie Hackley
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HikingMuddy

I loved this trail. It has beautiful views of the volcano and lake. The trail was a bit muddy, so waterproof shoes are a must right now. There are plenty of trails, so you can make it as long or short as you like. Plenty of parking.

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Jose Alcala
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Hiking

lots of dogs. good place to hike

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Eric A.
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Eric A.
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Walking

Great trails to get the blood pumpin while stopping at an epic view.

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Ryan Smith
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Mountain bikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

So much sand! This trail was pretty solid by all means, but it lacked in the good off roaring vibe I was going for. Pretty cool hills and many divots for sure. This is more of a beginners trail to take with your kids. I’m 15 and this is the second time of me riding ever. But I do know that on other trails you have steeper drops, narrower trails, and less people. I thought it was pretty good over all but not the best by any means.

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