Lake Calavera via Oak Riparian Park

MODERATE 38 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
2 hours ago

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
6 days ago

hiking
9 days 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
10 days ago

10 days 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
21 days ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 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!

2 months ago

Fun trail with dog friendly amenities.

3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

I started at oak riparian park and ended up coming out of carslbad because I got lost. it was dark by this point so I called an uber back to my car. it's a good trail but wish there was signs that could direct which way you are going.