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.
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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. Designated an Ecological Reserve by the […]

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Batiquitos Lagoon Birdwatching

Batiquitos Lagoon is a 526-acre coastal salt marsh with tidal mud flats and is one of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the Southern California coast. Over 185 species of […]

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Aviara Trails

The Aviara trail system is one of the most diverse trail systems in the city offering a variety of nature experiences to trail users. The names of the various trails […]

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Hidden Valley LEGOLAND Trails

Located north of LEGOLAND and across from The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course, this dual set of paths (one for bikes and one for pedestrians) runs from The Crossings Drive […]

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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. Note: dogs are not allowed off-leash […]

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Veterans Park Trails

This trail takes visitors through several popular points of interest. It’s a great way to view the City golf course, The Crossings. The Flower Fields, LEGOLAND, Agua Hedionda Lagoon and […]

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Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Discovery Center

Agua Hedionda Lagoon, sometimes referred to as Carlsbad Lagoon, is a saltwater wetland and watershed and offers year-round recreational and commercial use. The lagoon includes mud flats, salt and freshwater […]

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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 […]

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Calavera Hills Village H North Trail

Located north and east of Carlsbad Village Drive, this .5 mile trail wanders through a Eucalyptus grove and also eastward to Hope Elementary School at Tamarack Avenue. The trail traverses […]

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