San Elijo LagoonRios Avenue Trail

Encinitas, California 92023

San Elijo LagoonRios Avenue Trail

San Elijo LagoonRios Avenue Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 come home to roost during the twilight hours. The trek east takes you along the hill above the San Elijo Lagoon and continues under the bridge to connect with the La Orilla Trail. Head west to experience the newest sections of trail over the discontinued railroad and to a spur with a comfortable bench that overlooks the lagoon where the wetlands give way to open water."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
April through May and August through October, when the annual bird migration is at its peak
USGS Encinitas; trail map available online at Trails_San_Elijo.pdf
Local Maps

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Dec 2018