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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.

California Hiking - Calavera Hills Village H North Trail

Located north and east of Carlsbad Village Drive, this .5 mile trail wanders thru a Eucalyptus grove and also eastward to Hope Elementary School at Tamarack Avenue.

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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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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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Hiking: Aviara Trails

The Aviara trails consist of the Golf View Trail, Black Sage Trail, Salt Marsh Trail, Eucalyptus Trail and the Lagoon Trail.

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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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