Rancho Carrillo Loop Trail

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Rancho Carrillo Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlsbad, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles 236 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
8 days ago

This is OK place for tourists but I don't see this as a place to for hiking. There are several hiking trails right here in No San Diego County that are much better. Most of the people were there for picnic lunches and general sight seeing. Won't be back

22 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

As trails go, it's a standard creek walk for the area, so if you really want to have an experience here you want to allow for exploring the Carrillo ranch that is maintained nearby. Huell Howser even made an episode there, so you know it's a cool place to visit.

hiking
2 months ago

Very pleasant. Be sure to check out the historic buildings while you are there.

hiking
7 months ago

Not very impressed with this trail. Just not much to look at. It is, however, pretty good for beginners because it is mostly flat and you can make it longer if you want. It has two loop trails (East and West), each about 2 miles. I did both today, totaling about 4 miles. The trails are not well marked and the West trail just comes to an end in a residential area. I had to just walk around trying to figure out how to get back to Leo Carillo Ranch, where I parked.

I do not recommend the trail, but the ranch is a pretty cool place and worth a look. Lots of history there!

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Fun

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Not much in the way of views, but has some shade.

hiking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

This place is nestled away in a great area. Beautiful and green, with the added bonus of a peacock park in the middle of it for an extra loop. Very easy walk. Would be great to trail run or bike on. Minimal foot traffic on a Saturday late morning/early afternoon.

1 year ago

Nice little walk, it says here 1.0 miles, but you can take it around the park and the sign reads 2.0 miles. There's other trails that connect and go different ways also.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

walking
3 years ago

It's the historical ranch home of actor Leo Carrillo. It's not much of a hike but makes a really nice walk for a family with small children. There is a lot to see including Leo's adobe home and dozens of peacocks that roam the grounds freely. There is a path around the park that makes about a half mile loop.

walking
4 years ago

Very simple trail. It is best accessed from the other side of melrose where there is a small dirt parking lot. You are basically walking between two neighborhoods so the trail can be busy after work. Nice little place to take the dog for a short walk. Don't expect much of a hike.