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

Fun, short but sweet hike. Took the loop twice.

Short and sweet. A hidden gem.

I’ve done this hike twice in 2 weeks—once with my dog and the following weekend with my 10 yo son. I recommend going without a dog because you cannot take a dog through the canyon area. You can only take a dog up to the view area at the top, but you miss out on the awesome canyon experience. My son really enjoyed going thru the canyon and climbing up to the top using the ladder. The reason that this is not 5 stars is that there wasn’t too much to the hike once you did the canyon. The rest of the trails were pretty flat and nothing special. I’d definitely recommend it though. Kids especially will love it.

Great beach walk. Make sure that you don’t go during high tide. Dogs are NOT allowed for the whole hike.

lots of fun . 45. minutes in and out through the salt marsh

Good hike, 1st leg of the Coast to Crest...not difficult since it is flat.

Enter from the Trail Head entrance as the main gate has been closed due to lagoon construction. Overall it was an interesting but very short hike. The strenuous path through the canyon isn’t difficult. If you’re claustrophobic you might get a little overwhelmed. It’s too bad the lagoon construction has closed most of the trail outside the canyon.

There is plenty of street parking and if you’re still in the mood for a hike you can drive to other beach hikes nearby.

Trail closed as of today

The less exciting portion of the trail is well worth the unexpected mushroom caves!

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2 months ago

closed right now for construction

Getting here has become a major pain!! Two points of entry are shut down, however once you finally get to the trail the canyon is superb and well worth it. Had no idea something like that was sitting right in my backyard!

SO COOL! The actual canyon part is so amazing and not too challenging, but still a good work out! I loved seeing what everyone had carved into the sides and climbing up the ladder.

Pretty but more urban than we like, not escaping enough for our tastes and we prefer hiking. This is completely flat.

Looks like a work in progress here. The Alltrails map is a little wrong. Once you cross Jimmy Durante, the trail sticks close to the road. If you follow the app trail, it will take you approximately 800 feet to a dead end. Still kind of a good place to stop and watch the wildlife. Great trail for birding, we saw an Osprey and some Kestrels.

Nice easy lots of wildlife around and great views.

Link to Orilla side closed due to freeway construction, lame. Otherwise Annie’s Canyon rocked.

Beautiful blue sky, and plenty of kiddo's heading up this trail on a Saturday! Pretty packed, but still enough breaks in between people to breathe and get some fun shots. Went in through North Rios Avenue, went right up through the canyon and out through the switchbacks and back again.

cool hike.. the narrow canyon is amazing !

This is a heavily used trail, but it was nice. I will go back when the construction is over.

Short, but sweet!

Loved it! Great trail and the look out point is awesome!

Took my 2 young kids and dogs on this flat trail around 2pm. Lots of freeway noise and auto odor the first 1/2 mile. But we did see some great wildlife: mullet jumping fish were cool, blue heron, lots of other birds and a caterpillar. We walked all the way out to the boardwalk near the fair grounds. Didn’t make it all the way to the beach because we stopped off at View Point brewery for drinks and a snack. Overall trail was good except for freeway noise and smell. Would do again off freeway hours and bring kids bikes.

It’s a fun place.

Beautiful canyon rocks. It’s definitely worth to explore.

Love the canyon! We Opted Outside on Black Friday as did many others. It will be even better with less people squeezing through.

unique canyon hike with some pretty impressive rock formations. you can hear the cars on the highway in some parts, but worth it!

Super easy walk, very flat trail. Very quiet stroll on a Sunday morning, no one I️n sight, very few runners.
Did an out and back. Too bad trail doesn’t go around river. Saw some horses

Pretty easy hike. Going through the canyon slot was cool. We originally wanted to get there via La Orilla trail but due to construction near the I-5 we couldn’t.

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