Explore the most popular trail running 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.

4 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.

10 days ago

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

hiking
11 days ago

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

Easy and beautiful

19 days 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

hiking
23 days 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
1 month 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.

walking
1 month 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!

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!

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
2 months ago

Easy hike with great views

scenic driving
2 months ago

Nice sunsets

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

hiking
2 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 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.

very nice

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