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Aviara Oaks Loop

Intermediate
 3.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A surprisingly scenic and hilly hike that links two short suburban trails into a three-mile loop.


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2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Loop

334' 102 m

High

121' 37 m

Low

280' 85 m

Up

280' 85 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Overview

This loop links together two short suburban trails (Black Sage and Golf View) that weave in and out of the residential area surrounding the Aviara Oaks Middle School. Overall, the loop is about 50/50 trail and paved road.

Description

Traveling clockwise, the trail has quick turns and short climbs until you hit Aviara Parkway. Then dig in for a long climb before you dive back into the dirt trail. Parking is at the Aviara Community Park which adds about 0.25 miles to the listed mileage.

Trailhead: Exit the I-5 in Carlsbad at Poinsettia. Head east for about 2 miles. Turn left on Ambrosia and follow into the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Most of the trail is surrounded by the typical coastal SoCal scrub forest. Watch out for snakes.

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Shared By:

Jason Fincher

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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View point over the surrounding area
May 20, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
The terrain is much more gnarly than the elevation profile would lead you to believe.
May 20, 2015 near Encinitas, CA

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Oct 26, 2019
Justin Carlisle
Sep 17, 2019
Jon Mooney
Ran/walked. Note that the turn near the top of the major incline is NOT at the top of that hill. There are some stairs and railings on the way up. :-) 3.1mi
Jan 20, 2018
Crystal Stebbins
Oct 1, 2016
Naoko Neikirk
Dec 12, 2015
Jackie So
Nov 23, 2015
Jackie So
May 19, 2015
Jason Fincher