Start at the nature center on 7380 Gabbiano Lane in Carlsbad. Follow the path along the coast until it reaches its end after about 1.5 miles, then turn back for the out-and-back loop.
Why We Love It
This gentle trail will take you through the picturesque and peaceful Batiquitos Lagoon, one of the area’s few remaining tidal wetlands.
Where to Refuel Afterward
St Tropez Bistro and Beyond (7150 Avenida Encinas) or Priority Public House (576 North Coast Highway 101).