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green San Luis Rey River Trail

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9.2 mile 14.8 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 139' 42 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 103' 31 m
Low: 15' 4 m

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Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Jason Fincher

A long, flat multi-use path that follows the San Luis Rey river to the beach.

Jason Fincher

Features River/Creek

Description

This is a paved, elevated bike path that gradually climbs from the beach to agricultural areas of the San Luis Rey watershed. This is a great trail for racking up mileage without having to worry about traffic. The beach end is near the shops and dining of Oceanside Harbor if you are interested in treating yourself after a hike.

East Trailhead: From the I-5 take Hwy 76 East for 6.7 miles to N. Santa Fe Ave. Turn left and the trailhead is on the right. Parking is limited.

West Trailhead: Exit the I-5 at Harbor Dr in Oceanside. Head West and follow the street to the left down a hill. Stay left at the fork. Proceed about 0.5 miles until you reach N. Pacific St. Turn left and go across the bridge and look for parking on your left. One trailhead is immediately across the bridge before you reach the parking. There is another trailhead off of Neptune Way, but there is very little parking there.

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Mar 19, 2018
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  3.4 from 5 votes

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in Oceanside

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Bradley Gialamas
Fullerton, CA
Bradley Gialamas   Fullerton, CA
This is fine for flat mileage but would not recommend for any sort of serious hiker wanting to see a view. The trail is so heavily dominated by bikers and with nothing but city all around you for the most part it gets very boring very fast. It can help you with flat mileage but if you are looking for a training hike of any sort look else where. Dec 30, 2018

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