San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

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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.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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.

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One of the great easy hikes in San Diego County.

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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.

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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).

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