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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles
167 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



4 months ago

Great easy hike and good stop by the grounds and look around

9 months ago

fairly whatever as a trail, beautiful for sightseeing and as a historic site...wonderful to walk through the buildings and alongside the peafowl that live there

11 months 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

Monday, January 16, 2017

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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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.

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