Explore the most popular birding trails near Carlsbad with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Very fun trail to bike on, definitely a workout

hiking
21 days ago

So many trails intersecting and poor signage (IMHO). Also, many full doggie-doo bags on the sides of the trails. C'mon folks....are they biodegradable? Even if, they are gross and a health hazard.

This is my 'go to' hike as it is close to my home. I find it challenging due to the incline and the rocky trail...tests my balance. Lovely view and a place to sit and enjoy it at the top. I saw evidence of pigs (of the human persuasion) on the switchback trail today. Candy wrappers and cigarette butts! (That brush is like kindling!) They were just dropped on the trail, like Hansel & Gretel's breadcrumbs. I know anyone reading this would never be so thoughtless. Please, if you see people littering the trails, let them know that these pieces of trash pose a hazard to the wildlife. Perhaps they think there is someone who sweeps the trail behind them? I get incensed when people disrespect our earth. Thank you for your help to keep our city and wildlife safe.

My wife and I really enjoyed this hike. Plenty of shade and benches.

trail running
1 month ago

It’s a nice trail. I’m not fond of the freeway noise, but the last time I ran here, a blue heron was struggling to eat a sting ray, so for that reason alone, it gets 4 stars.

Great local (for me) hike. Short but a good workout. You could easily stretch his hike to 5,6 or more miles. Trails everywhere. Amazing 360 views at the top.

1 month ago

Around lagoon. Flatter place to run, but not excessively easy on ankles (dirt path). Mtb trails. Not for altitude or picturesque hike. Dogs allowed.

Such a pretty trail. Lots of birds. Try the trail to the right along the freeway.

hiking
3 months ago

This easy, quickie trail is one of my husband and my favorites since we live right down the street. There is a picnic table at the top of the hill which is a nice spot to rest. You can see the ocean from the top of the hills.

Beautiful and fun! Nice trail. Easy and lovely.

Beautiful! Took a nice walk with my friend today and it was everything I thought it would be. Nice to get out and enjoy the nature and wildlife!

good hiking but the trail signs are a bit lacking, still great fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great views

Great family trail, keep and eye out for snakes, saw a 4ft snake on the trail (non-poisonous)

Fun little day hike, trail run.

hiking
5 months ago

Short trail. Rocky in places. Mountain bike as well. Near north end can see San Diego on a clear day.

walking
5 months ago

I’m restricted from strenuous exercise for a few weeks so I️ needed a flat trail — this did the trick! Was able to get in 45 minutes and didn’t even finish the whole trail. Tranquil place with pretty views of the lagoon. Saw a beautiful white bird.

hiking
6 months ago

I like to use this trail in the mid to late afternoon as a traffic break on my way back to OC. Great for stretching your legs....I keep a look out for the Osprey.
Very nice people on the trail...
Challenging, No. Scenic and a place to close off your mind and forget the Crap for awhile...definitely

Great for a hike or biking, always people out on the trails with kids and dogs.

Trail gets a little narrow in some areas so be careful of snakes/pets on warmer days, but otherwise easy/nice hike.

Not a bad trail but there is no parking, only three spots in the area that the All Trails directions take you to. There is a park about .4 miles away though with ample parking.

was an amazing morning adventure

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

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great quick workout if you live in the neighborhood! Nothing spectacular.

hiking
10 months ago

Really nice, scenic hike! Not many uphill trails, but there were some beautiful spots if you did go up a trail! We couldn't find the rope swing like others did, but it was still a very fun and enjoyable experience.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy hike. We went around 10 am and it was a bit too hot and sunny for my dogs to finish the trail. I would definitely still recommend this hike, but probably go a bit early if you are bringing pets due to limited shade.

Good afternoon stroll with the pup.

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