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Recommended Routes in Carlsbad - 5

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Favorite Staging area with trail map.
Easy

Buena Vista Park

2.6 mi 4.2 km 87' Up 26.45 m Up 87' Down 26.63 m Down

Vista, CA
Favorite Looking back on the path you traveled around the base of Calavera Volcano.
Intermediate

Lake Calavera Preserve Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km 180' Up 55 m Up 180' Down 54.86 m Down

Carlsbad, CA
Favorite Near the main trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
Easy

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

3.3 mi 5.3 km 39' Up 11.99 m Up 39' Down 12 m Down

Encinitas, CA
Favorite Summit photo looking west toward Pacific Ocean.
Intermediate

Denk 7

7.6 mi 12.2 km 1,025' Up 312.37 m Up 1,021' Down 311.27 m Down

Lake Sa…, CA
Favorite View point over the surrounding area
Intermediate

Aviara Oaks Loop

2.8 mi 4.6 km 280' Up 85.27 m Up 280' Down 85.33 m Down

Lake Sa…, CA

Carlsbad Hiking

  • 43 Miles 69 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carlsbad - 20

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2.1 mi 3.3 km #1Double Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA 12 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Whiptail Loop Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Black Sage Trail
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Switchbacks Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #5Golf View Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Watertank Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Copper Creek Trail
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Rancho Dorado Trail - Simmons Family Park
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Palomar Forum Business Park Trail
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #10Rancho Carillo East
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA

Photos of Carlsbad - 16

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Staging area with trail map.
Jan 12, 2020 near Vista, CA
Start of trail.
Jan 12, 2020 near Vista, CA
Looking back on the path you traveled around the base of Calavera Volcano.
Feb 16, 2017 near Carlsbad, CA
Batiquitos Lagoon looking toward La Costa.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
Near the main trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
Calavera Lake is a pleasant sight any time of year.
Apr 29, 2017 near Vista, CA
The terrain is much more gnarly than the elevation profile would lead you to believe.
May 20, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
View point over the surrounding area
May 20, 2015 near Encinitas, CA