Lusardi Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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mountain biking

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walking

wild flowers

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.

5 days ago

the trail completely disappears and you'll be trail blazing through prickers and sometimes in someone's back yard. avoid this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This is less of a hike and more of an aggressive walk. It’s terribly boring and we just kept going hoping it would get better. It didn’t. Part of the trail has you walk through the middle of a subdivision. I don’t go hiking to walk through neighborhoods. Do not recommend.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Challenging distance with some good hills, and this rainy season produced lots of wild flowers.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Great hike and awesome views!

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wild mustard and thistle blooms were abundant. You could hear a stream but it wasn't visible often. The trail was confusing with all the housing projects being built at Black mountain park. Will try hike again in the fall and go right at the loop. We walked forward into the homes being built and could not figure out how to complete the loop.

hiking
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Great trail, lots of ups and downs. Great cardio, trail signage very poor through , be careful or you will miss them.

hiking
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Great long trail, although I got very confused about the loop. I got to the far end part of the trail where the kiosk is and couldn't figure out which way it "looped". I tried to follow the trail via this apps satellite map but it took me to private property. Finally I just decided to go back the way that I came. Still a beautiful open hike with only a couple hills to make you breathe heavy. A great hike to do with friends since it is wide almost the entire way. Saw the biggest Jack rabbit in the world!!!

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