Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

It was a good trek. It’s a mix of Uphill, Downhill and flat land. But watch out, there are a lot of rattle snacks (they did not harm anyone). We spotted 3 and I was going to step on 1 while I was walking. Just be more careful

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

walking
19 days ago

Nice trek. A bit slippery on the hillside and on the gravel parts. Easy to walk past trail up to Volcano.
Lots of Coyote scat and Dog poop on the trail.

trail running
20 days 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.

backpacking
21 days ago

LOVED IT ALL!

27 days 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.

1 month ago

Was amazing climbing up the Volcano so much fun when you get to the top!! Loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

The trailhead at College/CVD has very steep ingress/egress and is full of dog poo (unlike most of the trails at Calavera).

1 month ago

This hike & map is purely a flat path for Dogs and Bikes, not for hiking. Luckily there are other trails there that are a better option, so it wasn’t a complete waste.

Nice, quick walk

Pleasant and easy! A nice walk:)

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to moderate hike. Trails are hard to follow due to not enough trail signs. If going to the top of Mount Calavera it’s best to use walking sticks.

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

hiking
2 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.

walking
2 months ago

The trails here are pretty easy, it does get a little confusing at times because some areas aren’t marked. It’s also a funny sunny hike, so make sure you wear sunscreen.
The one thing that is very annoying are the screaming kids, people leave them at home!

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!

2 months ago

It’s a great hike but easy to get off if the main trail onto an off shoot trail. Had to keep checking to stay on. The volcano is pretty cool.
Z

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

hiking
3 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)

hiking
3 months ago

AllTrails rates this as easy: I disagree. I hiked 2.2 miles of the west Hosp Grove today, and the trailhead signs and free trail map all indicate the hiking trail is “moderate to difficult”. Most of the trails are rather narrow and uneven with quite a few steeper switchbacks. It was quite pretty today, especially after recent rains. Despite seeing houses and the mall, it was an enjoyable hike.

Fun little day hike, trail run.

It’s ok

3 months ago

Beautiful views and nice little lake. A little confusing to traverse with all the random side trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Moderate ups and downs. Varying terrain. Good workout. NOT for bad knees.

hiking
4 months ago

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

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