When staying at oceanfront hotels Carlsbad guests have the opportunity to enjoy year-round some of the best hiking trails. Whether you are a runner or would like to take a hike and enjoy the scenery, they are perfect for you, your family and even your dog.
Carlsbad has over 50 miles of gorgeous trails with breathtaking views of the city, the beach, the mountains, and the coastline. These are some of the best trails in North County San Diego.
Batiquitos Lagoon Near Oceanfront Hotels Carlsbad
Within a close distance to oceanfront hotels Carlsbad and next to Aviara golf course is the Batiquitos Lagoon. This gorgeous salt marsh is right along the coast. The trail is home to a diverse wildlife population including dozens of bird species. The path is right alongside the lagoon, so you get a constant ocean breeze while running or hiking. The trail is somewhere between easy and moderately challenging, just over 3 miles long.
Whether you are an experienced, a beginner, or have kids in tow this two-mile loop offers mild elevation with a historic backdrop. The Leo Carrillo Ranch was made famous by actor and preservationist Leo Carrillo. The city of Carlsbad owns part of it and has made it a National Historic Landmark. With a paved trail and a bridge that crosses over a creek, it is easy to navigate the path. With a showcase of Southern California plant life and peacocks that roam, you will have a fun time enjoying the scenery. Pack a picnic and enjoy the adobe while visiting.
There are several trails besides Batiquitos Lagoon in Aviara. There is Black Sage, Eucalyptus, Salt Marsh, and Golf View Trails. Each one has its own unique benefits and experience.
The Black Sage trails offer a great view of the mountains, getting its name from the sage scrub along the trail.
The Eucalyptus trail is lined with eucalyptus trees and at a higher elevation than the other Aviara trails so you can see the Pacific Ocean and the lagoon. It is 1.2 miles long.
Salt Marsh is located in low-lying areas of the residential community and is covered with shrubs and flowers indicative of salt marsh areas.
The Golf View trail is not very long, but it has gorgeous views of the Aviara golf course and a water feature with seasonal flowers and birds. It does have a few steep climbs, giving it a challenge to hikers. The perfect hike for golf enthusiasts.
This 4-mile trail will let you enjoy the mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean in San Marcos. This trail is a short car ride from oceanfront hotels Carlsbad. It starts near a neighborhood of homes but once you start then you will hit a dirt path and it is scenic views and nature. It is a moderate level hike and dogs and mountain bikes are welcome.