Hike the Mushroom Caves

San Diego Solana Beach Mushroom Caves Trailhead

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Awesome short and easy hike. A fun place to explore with the whole family -- even the littlest kids -- and a great spot to watch the sun set!

If you're looking for a super short hike, this 10 minute flat walk couldn't be more ideal. Start at 840 N Rios Avenue, Solana beach and walk east towards the FWY 5 where you will see Annie’s Canyon on your right. There is only one way to go up the canyons and it gets pretty tight in places, but you'll discover some cool little hideaway spots along the way. 

You'll notice a few trails going up the walls, but be aware that while they are fairly mellow heading up, coming down is a different story. And remember: it’s sand! It can get really slippery at times which is not ideal when you find yourself 30 foot high...

At the top of the canyons you will find some stairs that lead to the top. From there you get an amazing view of the canyons and the San Elijo Lagoon. It's the perfect place to take some snacks while watching the sun set over the ocean. Just remember to take your trash with you!

Pack List

  • Water
  • 2 x Beers
  • Camera 
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6 days ago

My adventure

Great getaway for a needed adventure very easy yet "strenuous"!

6 days ago

2 months ago

Waves, Wildlife And Canyons; Oh My!

When I first read about the mushroom caves I had no idea what to expect. I knew I was going to be taking my 4 year old so I figured it was gonna be pretty mellow. This place is rad! We actually ended going two days in a row and my little girl did the canyon loop 5 TIMES! It's best to go on a weekday as Sunday was really crowded. Highly recommended and will definitely be going back!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Short, Easy, Pretty

Short easy hike great for families, small children, and dogs. Highly recommend exploring the slot canyon area.

2 months ago

about 1 year ago

Fun time

Very fun

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Great!

This was a fun hike which I enjoyed with my family and we had a great time. I had some problems though, one, we weren't sure we were allowed on the no trespassing trail, as there were many warning signs, and second, these weren't really caves, all in all, still a great hike!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

This is a great local hike

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Explore!

This place will keep you entertained all day and then some! Beautiful views from top to bottom!

over 1 year ago

almost 2 years ago

A little oasis in North County

almost 2 years ago

Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

100 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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