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Rancho Carillo Trails - Melrose entrance

From You7776.03 Mi
Local TipsFun spot for kids: off-road, some hills, good exploring (bridges, dirt, even some water!)
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2015-02-12
Created ByTracy
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionStarting from this small parking area, you can do a 2 mile loop bringing you back to Melrose, or add a little more distance by picking up the City of San Marcos trails before coming back to the loop. You can then cross over Melrose at its intersection with Poinsettia and pick up the trail alongside the fenceline for Carillo ES to do another 2 mile section of the Rancho Carillo Trail. Both loops are a mix of decomposed granite & pavement in some sections. Nice shade in some parts and access to bathrooms at Leo Carillo Historic Ranch if it is open (9am-5pm, closed Mondays). http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/parks/open/trails/carrillo.asp

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