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What to do in Carlsbad - Outdoor Activities

Over the years, Carlsbad has maintained its vast, beautiful outdoor spaces so that they may be enjoyed by bikers, kayakers, fishers, bird-watchers and other guests. Home to an extensive trail system that ranges from leisurely to strenuous, you’ll find open hills, covered paths, expansive beaches and quiet lagoons that welcome you to savor the mild, ocean air.

Hiking in Carlsbad - Hidden Valley Legoland Trails

Located north of Legoland and across from The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course, this set of paths runs from The Crossings Drive to Legoland Drive and then on to Armada Drive where the annual springtime blooming of The Flower Fields offer one of the most memorable views of Carlsbad.

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Outdoor Activities in Carlsbad - Batiquitos Lagoon Birdwatching

Batiquitos Lagoon is a 526-acre coastal salt marsh with tidal mud flats and is on of trhe few remainiing tidal wetlands on the Southern California coast.

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Hiking in Carlsbad - Hidden Canyon Trail

This short trails connects the dog park with Hidden Canyon Community Park, which features two playgrounds, several picnic areas and large expanses of lawn.

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Carlsbad Attractions - Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Discovery Center

Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a saltwater wetland and watershed and offers year-round recreational and commercial use.  The lagoon includes mud flats, salt and freshwater marsh, and deep water and is actually comprised of three lagoons:  a 66-acre outer lagoon, a 27-acre middle lagoon and 293-acre inner lagoon.

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California Hiking - Hosp Grove Trail

Located in north Carlsbad, this trail is one of the most extensive in the citywide trail system. It winds through a huge grove of mature eucalyptus trees planted many years ago for the railroad industry with the intention for the wood to be used in the construction of rail lines.

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