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Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

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 3.8 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful out-and-back trek along the waterfront of Batiquitos Lagoon.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Out and Back

31' 9 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

39' 12 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly A relatively short and flat trail where families can explore the waterfront.

Overview

This route offers scenic views of Batiquitos Ecological Preserve.

Need to Know

There are actually two trailheads off of Gabbiano Lane if parking is tight at the main area.

Description

This is a well-maintained trail that makes for a nice, quick out and back. The trail is often frequented by local day hikers. The surface is smooth, flat, hard packed dirt. Mileage provided is for a round-trip out and back hike. More information on the area can be found by clicking here.

Trailhead: In Carlsbad, exit the I-5 on Poinsettia and head east for 0.3 miles. Take the second right onto Batiquitos Dr. In 0.5 miles, take then the first right onto Gabbiano Ln. and follow for 0.3 miles until it dead ends at the parking area. OR stay on Batiquitos and keep your eyes open for the other parking sites on the right-hand side. These parking areas are easy to miss, but are generally more open than then main trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

This trail present numerous examples of regional coastal plants. There are numerous markers along the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Fincher

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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Near the main trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
Batiquitos Lagoon looking toward La Costa.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
From the middle trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA

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Jul 25, 2020
Emily Boyer
Oct 26, 2019
Justin Carlisle
Aug 8, 2019
Michael Hall
Test — 3h 21m
Jul 4, 2019
Benjamin Cartwright
3.3mi — 1h 21m
Sep 2, 2018
Maria Vazquez
Covered with Gabriel and Oreo. Not a complete trail covered. 2.3mi
Jul 15, 2018
Justin Marcus
Flat, dirt path with good views of the lagoon. 3.3mi
Jun 1, 2018
Brad Poulos
3.6mi
Mar 26, 2018
Tammy Gollaher