This route offers scenic views of Batiquitos Ecological Preserve.
There are actually two trail heads off of Gabbiano Ln if parking is tight at the main area.
This trail is a local favorite and can get crowded with day hikers. Pair this with the Aviara Oaks Loop
by following Batiquitos Dr for a 6.5-mile lollipop loop.
This is a well-maintained trail that makes for a nice, quick out and back. The trail is frequented by local day runners. The surface is smooth, flat, hard packed dirt. Mileage provided is for one-way. 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 are easy to miss, but are generally more open than then main trailhead.
This trail present numerous examples of regional coastal plants. There are numerous markers along the trail