“A beautiful out-and-back trek along the waterfront of Batiquitos Lagoon.”
— Jason Fincher
A relatively short and flat trail where families can explore the waterfront.
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.
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
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.