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Annies Canyon Trail via North Rios Trailhead Loop

Solana Beach, California



1.57 miles

Elevation Gain

135 ft

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Annies Canyon Trail, located in Solana Beach, California, is a 1.57-mile loop trail that offers a moderate level of difficulty. The trail begins at the North Rios Trailhead and winds through a canyon, offering views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon. The trail features a unique sandstone canyon, known for its narrow passages and steep inclines. Hikers should be prepared for a few challenging sections, including a steep staircase climb. The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it suitable for both novice and experienced hikers. It is open year-round and is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash. The trail offers several scenic viewpoints, including a panoramic view of the lagoon and ocean from the top of the canyon. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy shoes due to the sandy and rocky terrain. The trail can get crowded, so it's best to arrive early to secure parking.
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