Lusardi Creek Loop Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Santa Fe, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Can be hot. Take plenty of water and be ready to Hike A Bike in some sections, particularly the powerline at the end. Also, where the trail cross under the highway, this is a riparian area and the creekbed is EXTREMELY slippery! Cross on foot below the low water crossing on the rocks.
This trail is not well marked! If you follow the trail on All trails, trails to no where, trails fork off and instead of 9.5 miles we wind up doing 12 miles. This trail was not enjoyable as a whole, but there where parts of the trail very nice! Will not do this trail again.
Challenging distance with some good hills, and this rainy season produced lots of wild flowers.
Great hike and awesome views!
Looks like the construction going on in this area has created new loops and eliminated others. Couldn't find the lower part of the loop which was supposed to run below the upper trail near the powerlines...think the developers are returning some of the area back to natural habitat. Going to go back in a few weeks to explore more and will update via another post at that time.