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Best trails in Encinitas

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Looking for a great trail near Encinitas, California? AllTrails has 9 great trail running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Palomar Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Encinitas ranging from 1.1 to 2.1 miles and from 88 to 406 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Encinitas
Top trails (9)
#1 - Annie's Canyon via La Orilla Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The trail is closed due to construction where it meets the freeway - about 1.5 miles in.Show more
#2 - Sage Trail, Powerline Trail, and Gnatcatcher Trail Loop
Manchester Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Easy little walk with some slight inclines, decent views, and cacti and flowers along the trail. There are many small trails off of this routeShow more
#3 - Wildflower Trail
Encinitas, California
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
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#4 - Beacon's Beach Walk
Leucadia State Beach
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 7 m
Beacon's Beach Walk is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Encinitas, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more
#5 - Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Trail
Encinitas, California
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 31 m
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Encinitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#6 - Encinitas Ranch Trail
Encinitas, California
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
Encinitas Ranch Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Encinitas, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and nature tShow more
#7 - San Diego Botanic Garden Walk
Encinitas, California
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
San Diego Botanic Garden Walk is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Encinitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkingShow more
#8 - Indian Head Trail
Encinitas, California
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 44 m
Indian Head Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Encinitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used fShow more
#9 - Trail 5, 7 and 6
Manchester Preserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
Trail 5, 7 and 6 is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Encinitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily uShow more