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Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Route

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer out and back
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 59' 18 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 384' 117 m
Low: 328' 100 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Steve Skinner

A nice out-and-back or loop that's perfect for a quick jaunt during the week.

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Overview

A casual run through to a viewpoint on the public trails at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

Runner Notes

It's a well traveled trail, but there's plenty of loose rock and sand.

Description

Park in the westernmost end of the parking lot, and head toward the street along the driveway where you'll find R-13 as it begins to parallel Quail Gardens Drive. The wide dirt trail provides a nice natural feeling despite the close proximity to the road.

A short distance ahead, look for R-22 crossing the street and follow it to the right to cross over the golf course. On the other side of the green, it heads back into the shrubs and soon intersects with R-26 for a brief climb to a nice viewpoint over the course and surrounding area. Continue clockwise around the water tower onto R-15 as the run turns to the south. There are great views on all parts of this trail, and quite often you'll spot owls who hang out and nest in the area.

Near the clubhouse, you can transfer onto a golf cart path to return to the parking area. Or you can easily retrace your steps to double the mileage and get views from the other direction.

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As soon as you reach the top of the hill, you'll have unobstructed ocean and golf course views to the west.
Oct 24, 2016 near Encinitas, CA
A view from the arbor overlooking a fairway.
Oct 24, 2016 near Encinitas, CA

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