Hosp Grove Trail

Hosp Grove Park, California

Distance2.1mi
Elevation Gain146ft
Trailhead Elevation181ft
Top181ft
Elevation Min/Max65/181ft
Elevation Start/End181/181ft

Hosp Grove Trail

Hosp Grove Trail is a hiking trail in Carlsbad, California. It is within Hosp Grove Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 181 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 146 feet. The East Grove Parking Lot and Hosp Grove Main Parking and the Rotary Picnic Area picnic site are near the trailhead.

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"For better or worse, eucalyptus trees from Australia have become a major component of San Diego County’s contemporary “urban forest.” More than a century ago, in locales such as the University of California–San Diego campus, Rancho Santa Fe, Scripps Ranch, and coastal North County, tall varieties of eucalyptus were planted in a misguided effort to produce wood for railroad ties. These trees largely escaped the ax after it was discovered that the wood from these eucalyptus species cracks and splits too easily for use as lumber. Eucalyptus trees young and old still drape some hillsides just east of I-5, and above Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad, at a place called Hosp Grove." Read more
50 Best Short Hikes San Diego (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad & Don Endicott
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"For better or worse, eucalyptus trees from Australia have become a major component of San Diego County’s contemporary urban forest. More than a century ago, entrepreneurs planted tall varieties of eucalyptus all over San Diego County (and in other parts of California) in a misguided effort to produce wood for railroad ties. These trees largely escaped the ax after people discovered that eucalyptus wood cracks and splits too easily for use as lumber. Thus, young and old eucalyptus trees still drape some hillsides just east of I-5 and above Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad, at a place called Hosp Grove. Within Hosp Grove, the city of Carlsbad maintains a small nature park and trail system, providing a patch of serenity in an otherwise busy corner of North County." Read more

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10/11/2018
Good view of the city... bummer when you’re expecting to see the ocean.
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Trail Information

Hosp Grove Park
Nearby City
Hosp Grove Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
Hosp Grove Park 760-602-7510.
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