Scheduled Hikes for 2008

Cardiff To Carlsbad Beach Walk

August 17, 2008  09:00 AM -  05:00 PM
Hike Group:  
San Diego Trail Tramps
Beach hike from San Elijo Lagoon north to Aqua Hedionda Lagoon

Today, we'll be hiking along the coast from Cardiff to Carlsbad and dipping our feet in the blue waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. With these being the longest days of the year and the sun at it's zenith, be sure to bring sunscreen!

Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and surfers frolicing in the waves, and lifeguards posing on their towers...

After car pools depart San Diego by 9:15 am., drive up I-5 to the San Elijo Lagoon and exit at Manchester Ave. turn left and head for the coast, then turn left on the Old Pacific Highway and go south into or near the parking area at North Cardiff State Beach. We'll meet there around 9:45 and arrange car pools/shuttle staging between there and South Carlsbad State Beach, so that we only have to hike one way north on the 5.5 mile stretch of coastline. After the cars are in place, we should be able to start the hike north at about 10:15. It's about a 3 hr. hike, plus a lunch break and time for a dip in the ocean.

For more detailed info. on the area, refer to "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" by J.Schad, 1998 Edition, Area B-1: North County Coast, Trip 1, pp.25-27. Also, check out our Maps of the area for more details and directions to print out and take along.