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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 - 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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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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Things to do in Carlsbad - Buena Vista Lagoon

This Lagoon is the only freshwater lagoon in CA. & its 350 acres is home to dozens of varieties of migrant & resident waterfowl.

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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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