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Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

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Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 31' 9 m
Low: 10' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Jason Fincher

A beautiful out-and-back trek along the waterfront of Batiquitos Lagoon.

Jason Fincher

Features River/Creek

Overview

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.

Runner Notes

This trail is a local favorite and can get crowded with day hikers. Pair this with the Aviara Oaks Loop by following Batiquitos Drive for a 6.5-mile lollipop loop.

Description

This is a well-maintained trail that makes for a nice, quick out and back. The trail is often frequented by local day runners. The surface is smooth, flat, hard packed dirt. Mileage provided is for a round-trip out and back run. More information on the area can be found by clicking here.

Trailhead: 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.

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Aug 19, 2017
Marc Payan
Jun 25, 2017
Travis Bertram
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Jun 22, 2016
Brent Weber
Murphy and Billy (dogs) and I enjoyed this new daily trail for us. Most people are very friendly and offer hellos, but not enough for my liking. I ... 3.2mi

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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Near the main trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
Batiquitos Lagoon looking toward La Costa.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA
From the middle trailhead of Batiquitos Lagoon.
May 19, 2015 near Encinitas, CA

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