Lopez Canyon Trail

Del Mar, California 92014

Lopez Canyon Trail

Lopez Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As “little brother” to Los Penasquitos Canyon, Lopez Canyon gets relatively little use and offers more solitude. Lopez is dry most of the year, but the sights and smells of sage and chaparral and the stately sycamores down along the creek bed create a sense of a time long past when vaqueros herded cattle through this and many other coastal canyons. Cattle were grazed in both canyons until the late 1980s, a tradition that stretched back to the Spanish and Mexican periods."

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Trail Information

Del Mar
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
120 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
All year
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Del Mar
Local Maps

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