Explore the most popular kid friendly 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
7 days ago

Very fun trail to bike on, definitely a workout

hiking
25 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.

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.

walking
1 month ago

Can’t beat the scenery.

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.

Easy and beautiful

Nice, quick walk

Pleasant and easy! A nice walk:)

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!

Rocky walk on the beach. Tide must be out or you have to walk on the bluff which runs along side the road at some parts.

Beautiful scenery! And all those rocks!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great views

scenic driving
4 months ago

Nice sunsets

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

hiking
4 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

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.

No better place to watch the sunset.

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.

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