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Shaw Valley Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 243' 74 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 369' 112 m
Low: 130' 40 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

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

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Runner Notes

This is a popular route for trail runners.

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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Photos

Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
A dragonfly perches on a car antenna in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A butterfly enjoys nectar from a wildflower in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
Rare dusty pink sunset in Little Shaw Valley.
Jul 9, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Eucylaptus grove in Shaw Valley where hawks like to nest
Jul 17, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Flowers poke through the grass along the Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 18, 2017 near Carmel…, CA

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