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23 mi 38 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 19 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Encinitas - 3

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Favorite Horned Lizard Rocky Descent
Difficult

Horned Lizzard to Whiptail Loop

5.4 mi 8.7 km 730' Up 222.39 m Up 729' Down 222.31 m Down

Lake Sa…, CA
Favorite Horned Lizard Rocky Descent
Difficult

La Costa Preserve - South Side Access

8.8 mi 14.1 km 1,216' Up 370.54 m Up 1,216' Down 370.49 m Down

Lake Sa…, CA
Favorite Service station
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Mountain Ranch West

4.8 mi 7.7 km 297' Up 90.45 m Up 738' Down 224.89 m Down

Fairban…, CA

Trails in Encinitas - 20

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Viewpoint Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Switchbacks
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Horned Lizard
Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #4Coast to Crest Trail: Del Dios Gorge and Santa Fe Valley
Intermediate/Difficult
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Whiptail Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Frank's Peak Trail
Difficult
San Marcos, CA
Difficult
San Marcos, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Black Sage
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Cerro De Las Posas Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Sunset Trail
Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Vista Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Arrowhead Loop
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12Lake San Marcos Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Eucalyptus Path
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #14Quail Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
Intermediate
Encinitas, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #15Discovery Trail
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
Easy
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #16Denning Road
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #17Water Tank Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake San Marcos, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #18Connector
Easy/Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #19Diestro Connector
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Copper Creek Trail
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA
Intermediate
Lake San Marcos, CA

Photos of Encinitas - 20

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Horned Lizard Rocky Descent
Sep 8, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
By far the most technical section that I encountered.
Feb 23, 2019 near Lake Sa…, CA
Copper Creek Falls at end of Whiptail Loop
Oct 17, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
Sitting at the top of Nascar
Jan 11, 2015 near Lake Sa…, CA
The view from the top is worth the climb.
May 27, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
Top of Double Peak, Mt. Whitney left Frank's Peak right.
Jul 8, 2019 near Lake Sa…, CA
Switchback descent
Nov 12, 2018 near Lake Sa…, CA
Just showing the typical width of the trail with a few steep climbs like the upcoming one in the background.
Feb 23, 2019 near Lake Sa…, CA