Hike the Quail Loop Trail

Shady Canyon Hiking and Riding Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Quail Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile hike perfect for all ages and all skill levels - there is something on this hike for everyone!

This trail is great for families and for trail runners. There are many side trails that jut out from this loop, so the Quail Loop is also a perfect warm-up for trail runners looking for a longer route. There is very little shade on this trail, so early morning or late afternoon is the perfect time to go. 

The Quail Loop Trail is open year round and allows dogs. The parking lot is rather big, so parking is never an issue here. Keep your eyes peeled for lizards and snakes!

Photos: Phil CalvertCarl RaetherMike Ccross


1.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

144 ft Gain




Fitness, Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby

Nearby Lodging

From $60/night

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Encinitas, California

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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