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Trail of the Month: Carlsbad Coastal Trail

This trail keeps you in ocean breezes and views the entire way


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Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Moderate, recreational runners in decent shape

Distance
11.5 miles out and back

Good to Know
Not dog friendly
Stroller friendly
Free parking

Where

Start at Robert Frazee Beach on Carlsbad Boulevard. Follow the beach trail south all the way to La Costa Avenue for a longer run.

 

What to Instagram

Purple flowers lining the path, with beach views in the distance.

 

Why We Love It

This trail keeps you in ocean breezes and views the entire way. It also traces a portion of the Carlsbad Marathon (returning next January), for those who want to get a practice run in.

 

Where to Refuel

Try crème brûlée stuffed French toast or omelets and breakfast sandwiches at Cafe Elysa (3076 Carlsbad Boulevard).

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