Hiking near Encinitas, California

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South Carlsbad State Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach, California, United States (5.6 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.9 miles, 1-3 hours
This San Diego beach is popular for surfing, fishing, skin diving and camping. This guide takes you from end to end.

South Carlsbad State Beach is a great stretch of bluff-lined beach that makes a beautiful place to amble about, exploring the beach, enjoying the sunshine and the ocean breezes. At low tide, the beach becomes a broad, almost level expanse of sand strewn with seaweed, sea shells, well worn beach stones and other treasures. This walk will take you...
Dust Devil Nature Trail
Dust Devil Nature Trail
Del Mar, California, United States (5.5 miles away)
1.3 mile nature trail near Carmel Valley, California.

Dust Devil Nature Trail is about 1.3 miles long and located near Del Mar/Carmenl Valley, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. An easy, flat walk near the San Dieguito Ecological Preserve. The trail is flat and hard packed so good for kids and older folks with limited mobility. There are a couple ponds which...
The Beach Trail at Torrey Pines State Beach
The Beach Trail at Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, California, United States (8.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 1.7 miles, 1 hour or less
0.75mi geological walk through a sandy trail down to the beach

The beach trail brings you from the parking lot across the lodge from the bluff down to the beach. You can choose to visit the Red Butte, the Razor Point and the Yucca Point trails along the way. Of the other trails, this trail seems to provide the most complete walk through of geological features discussed in the park's "Geology Walk" article; it...
High Point and Parry Grove Trail
High Point and Parry Grove Trail
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, California, United States (8.3 miles away)
Moderate: 0.7 miles, 1 hour or less
Whitaker Garden and then 0.5mi steep hike up and down the hill at Torrey Pines State Park

The Parry Grove trail is a short 0.5 mile loop that starts on the side of the Torrey Pines Park Road, across from the stairs leading to High Point. Starting from the trailhead, walk through the Whitaker Garden area, where you will find the names of many plants in the area. The loop part of the trail is a steep descent down to the grove with a bench...
Elfin Forest Hike
Elfin Forest Hike
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, California, United States (9.2 miles away)
 
6.8 mile trail near Escondido, California

Elfin Forest Hike is about 6.8 miles long and located near Escondido, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours
Lake Calavera Hills Preserve--Carlsbad
Lake Calavera Hills Preserve--Carlsbad
Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park, California, United States (9.4 miles away)
6.8 mile trail near Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park, California

Lake Calavera Hills Preserve--Carlsbad is about 6.8 miles long and located near Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park, California. The trail is great for mountain biking and normally takes 1-3 hours. A good early morning ride that is close to Carlsbad, CA and not too far east from I-5.  We headed out early (6:00 AM) and started riding at 6:30.  Best...
Los Penasquitos Canyon
Los Penasquitos Canyon
Mira Mesa, California, United States (11.3 miles away)
 
6.1 mile trail near Rancho Penasquitos, California

Los Penasquitos Canyon is about 6.1 miles roundtrip from the staging area to the waterfall and located near Carmel Valley/Rancho Penasquitos and Mira Mesa, California. The trail is great for hiking, mountain biking, and horse back riding, and can take 2-4 hours. This is a generally flat hike that you can make as long or as short as you like. There...
La Jolla Shores, Scripps Pier and Two Swings
La Jolla Shores, Scripps Pier and Two Swings
La Jolla Shores, California, United States (12.7 miles away)
 
Difficult: 1.6 miles
A walk from La Jolla Shores Beach to Scripps Pier, across a pedestrian bridge to two hidden tree swings.

La Jolla is the jewel of San Diego County. There are pristine beaches, tourist-friendly seals, world-class restaurants and theatre and great architecture. On this tour, we start at the Kayak Launch site and travel north to Scripps Pier, duck into the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, climb some (OK, a lot of) stairs, cross a beautiful bridge and...
San Bernardo
San Bernardo
Escondido, California, United States (13.1 miles away)
 
Moderately strenuous 7.3 mile summit trail near Escondido, California just off I-15.

San Bernardo Mountain is about 7.3 miles long and located near Escondido, California. The trail is great for hiking, mountian biking and bird watching and normally takes 3-4 hours. Great hike just off the I-15 in Escondido. Hike past Lake Hodges and up a mountain for views of the surrounding area. We hiked on a misty/hazey morning so the weather...
El Camino Real Award Hike for Cub Scouts from Mission San Luis Rey to Guajome Pk
El Camino Real Award Hike for Cub Scouts from Mission San Luis Rey to Guajome Pk
Oceanside, California, United States (13.6 miles away)
Easy: 5.4 miles, 1-3 hours
5.4 mile trail near Oceanside, California

El Camino Real Award Hike for Cub Scouts from San Luis Rey de Francia to Guajome is about 5.4 miles long and located near Oceanside, California. The purpose of the El Camino Real Award is to encourage Scouts and Scouters to learn about the history of the California Mission System and the way of life of our earlier settlers. One of the requirements...
South Fortuna via Jackson
South Fortuna via Jackson
San Diego, California, United States (20 miles away)
 
5.3 mile trail in Mission Trails Regional Park near San Diego, California

This hike is about 5.3 miles long and located near San Diego, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day
Cowles Mountain to Pyles Peak
Cowles Mountain to Pyles Peak
Santee, California, United States (21 miles away)
 
Difficult: 8.0 miles, 1-3 hours
This is the Cowles Mountain Region of the Mission Trails Regional Park. This is an intermediate to advanced ride.

Mission Trails Regional Park is a short distance from downtown San Diego and provides easy access for those who live near San Diego. With over 40 miles of trails, it is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. In this ride guide, I describe the trails in the Cowles Mountain Region. I rate this ride as intermediate to advanced due to the...
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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
by pcmasten on Jan 24, 2011
Escondido, California, United States
Hiking | 5.5 miles (9.2 miles away)
Our 5.5 mile hike (1330ft elevation change) was in the Elfin Forest. Didn't see any elfs, but it was a moderate hike in typical chaparral environment common to the San Diego Area. The trail head is located off Harmony Grove rd in Escondido, ca. Water, maps, and restroom facilities are available as well as plentiful parking. There were no fee's for the park. The hike starts out over a small bridge, crossing...
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Double Peak
by gliffxxx on Mar 22, 2012
San Marcos, California, United States
Hiking | 4.0 miles (8.9 miles away)
This terrific short day hike starts at Discovery Lake Park and follows that main paved trail up and through the community until you reach the san elijo loop that takes you to the top of double peak. at the junction of the loop you can take either right of left to the top. we took right and looped down the backside of double peak. great view from the top of San Marcos...
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San Elijo Lagoon (Gemma Parks Trail)
by dyallen on Mar 06, 2009
Solana Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 0.9 miles (2.6 miles away)
This hike follows the route of the Gemma Parks Interpretive Trail at San Elijo Lagoon.  The trailhead starts at the end of  N. Rios Avenue in Solana Beach.  The area is a good place to view birds and native plants.  Photographs will be gradually added to this track illustrating vegetation and other features.This trail is part of a network of approximately seven miles of trails at San Elijo Lagoon. Some of the...
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Torrey Pines
by pirxpilot on Nov 08, 2011
San Diego, California, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles (7.6 miles away)
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Black Mountain Preserve
by Kennymac on Jan 18, 2012
San Diego, California, United States
Hiking | 10.0 miles (7.8 miles away)
This was the Santaluz Loop.
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BERNARDO MOUNTAIN
by SLEDAWG on Apr 15, 2011
San Diego, California, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles (12.5 miles away)
Bernardo Bay to Bernardo Mountain:  Moderate hike up Bernardo Mountain from Lake Hodges.  Well maintain trail and popular with hikers and mountain bikes.  Great 360 view from the top.   The new Lake Hodges Stress Ribbon Bridge is fun to cross and view the lake.  Lots of wildlife around the lake. 
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Denk Mountain
by Mikey. on Jun 28, 2012
La Costa, California, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (5.3 miles away)
Distance: 3.8 miles     Elevation gain/loss: 697 ft / 673 ft     Moving time: 1:29     Moving speed: 2.6 mph                  Great local hike to Carlsbad's highest peak, large switchbacks and great views. watch out for bikers!
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Batiquitos Lagoon
by Mikey. on Sep 03, 2012
Carlsbad, CA, California, United States
Hiking | 4.0 miles (4.0 miles away)
very popular hike along the beautiful lagoon. went west first out to the 5 freeway underpass where you can go fishing. then onto the standard hike with a stop in the nature center on the way.