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Cardiff Kook

From You7780.56 Mi
Local TipsGreat post-run food options in Cardiff: Seaside Market, Zumbar for coffee, Pipes, & Rimel's/Zenbu (great happy hour!).
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-10-03
Created ByTracy
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionYou never know how the Cardiff Kook statue will be decorated, which is great enticement to do this run or walk each time you're in the area. I like parking on San Elijo Ave (where pin is dropped), running north on the dirt path on the east side of the train tracks, using the Swami's RR underpass & street crossing to get to the west side of Hwy 101 and then taking the paved path along it south to the Kook. You can cross at the Manchester traffic light to keep the loop at around 3 miles, or keep running south along 101 to add mileage. Parking is also available along 101 but can be hit or miss, particularly on weekends &/or when the surf is good! Bathrooms available in the campground. Paved path along 101 is great for baby joggers, dirt path east of tracks less so. No dogs allowed on the beach in this area (head down to Dog Beach in Del Mar for a cool down for pups).

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