Encinitas, CA Trails and Parks

Encinitas has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 2 for surfing. These trails range from 0.5 to 3.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Moonlight State Beach to Beacon's Beach, Batiquitos Lagoon, Cardiff State beach to San Elijo State Beach, Sea Cliff Park and and Swami's Beach. Trails.com member Dusti B. recently completed Beacons Beach to Moonlight Beach.
  • Manchester ReserveView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  1hour
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    One of Encinitass newest reserves, this oasis in the middle of town offers a brisk hike with a chance of wildlife sightings. The reserve is embraced ...

  • Cardiff ReefView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Surfing  
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  Guide

    Cardiff Reef is a long stretch of beach that sits between two small hillsides bordering the ocean. It’s popular with longboarders due to its ...

  • Cardiff State beach to San Elijo State Beach, Sea Cliff Park, and Swami's BeachView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    From Cardiff State Beach, at the mouth of San Elijo Lagoon, to Swami’s Beach is a 1.7-mile stretch of cobblestone and sand beach backed by 80-foot ...

  • Moonlight State Beach to Beacon's BeachView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike from Moonlight State Beach to Beacon’s Beach follows a 1.4-mile stretch of bluff-backed coastline. The beach strand lies between Encinitas ...

  • Swami’sView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Surfing  
    •  Easy to Difficult
    •  Guide

    Swami’s is a small sandy beach located just below the cliffs of Encinitas. It’s a nice point break that creates shapely hollow rights. How does ...

  • San Elijo Reserve Nature Center TrailView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, easy trail takes you through key ecological areas within the reserve for views of nesting waterbirds, grassy marshlands, and quiet ...

  • San Elijo LagoonRios Avenue TrailView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike explores the basin between I-5 and the railroad tracks, which are no longer functional. The trail is your best bet for seeing birds ...

  • Beacons Beach to Moonlight BeachView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  A leisurely 2 hours
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike between South Carlsbad and Moonlight State Beaches offers towering cliffssometimes into remote covesand broad stretches of white sand ...

  • Batiquitos LagoonView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3.2-mile hike runs along the northern section of a 610-acre lagoon and ecological preserve located in Carlsbad, California. Birders can ...

  • Swami’s BeachView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Sheer cliffs and well-formed waves; ideal for surfing and beachcombing.

  • Del Mar / EncinitasView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Guide

    Remnants of the old coast highway, U.S. 101, between La Jolla and Carlsbad connect several small coastal communities, with Del Mar in the south, ...

  • San Elijo LagoonLa Orilla TrailView Trail Details

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    Encinitas, CA

    •  2hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This remote part of the San Elijo Lagoon takes in the eastern end of the wetland and the watershed that feeds it. Sandy trails merge into packed ...