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Shaw Valley Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

The boundary of Grand Del Mar golf course and beyond to the lip of Los Peñasquitos Canyon.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

369' 112 m

High

130' 40 m

Low

243' 74 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Family Friendly A minor escape from suburbia.

Description

Tucked out of sight of most homes, you can almost forget you are in a monotonous terracotta roof-sprawl of suburbia. The trail entrance sign from the Grand Del Mar golf course, midway along the trail, marks it as "strenuous" but that is more a reflection on the type of guest at their resort than any particular difficulty.

Flora & Fauna

The tallest tree a bit east of the end of the golf course has an eagle's nest. In the spring, mustard plants grow along the west end of the trail.

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Matthew Kidd

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Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Little Shaw Valley trail after March 2021 erosion repair work.
Apr 6, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Rare dusty pink sunset in Little Shaw Valley.
Jul 9, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
A butterfly enjoys nectar from a wildflower in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A dragonfly perches on a car antenna in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
Shaw Valley trail under partly cloudy skies.
Apr 12, 2021 near Carmel…, CA

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Oct 9, 2017
Mathew Griesbach