San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Solana Beach, California that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A beautiful backdrop wherever you go, the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve has amazing views to offer every which way you look. Do be careful of rattlesnakes and mountain lions as this is an active ecological site. Dogs must be kept on a leash, and half of the trails (east of the I-5 freeway) are open to horse back riders as well.
One of the great easy hikes in San Diego County.
This was a really nice place to hike. Thay were doing some trail work so I was only able to hike the back side. I saw lots of birds and rabbits along the trail.
Nice trails, but the bridge to cross I-5 is closed for "3 to 5 years," according to the park rangers, so you can't get to any trails west of the 5 from any trailhead east of the 5 (attached a pic of a current map on photos).
Hidden gem in SD. Go soon before this place becomes a zoo.
It leads to a beautiful and scenic view of the lagoon. There are two big hills when you first entered the trail. Along the way it was green and cool.
Cake by the Ocean!
There was a landslide just now on San Elijo trails 11/22/16 at 4:45 it was at the narrowest part of the mushroom cave entry, quite a bit of sand and 2 volleyball size rocks could have easily injured or killed someone. There were eight Junior high school age kids on the same trail I made sure they got out of the canyon safely. Cliffs definitely unstable & dangerous right now, hike at your own risk!
Update: OMG!I just posted a picture of me taking a selfie and you can see the landslide in the background!!!