San Diego Trails: San Dieguito Lagoon Trail

Snowy Egret
Image via Wikipedia

San Diego Trails: San Dieguito Lagoon Trail

San Dieguito Lagoon Trail is an easy walk in the park, well, easy walk on the lagoon trail which is just over a mile and a half each way, making a little more than a 3 mile round trip, so a couple of hours should be plenty of time to allow yourself.

Famed for its colorful array of wild flowers, especially in the spring time there’s a great mish mash of yellow, white, lavendar, purple, orange, red and green bordering the paths alongside the deep blue water of the lagoon. Wow, don’t forget your camera.

The San Dieguito Lagoon Trail actually forms part of the Coast to Crest Trail, and follows the coastal end of the San Dieguito River with its miles and miles of streams and creeks feeding into its large watershed (one of the largest in the county, yes, thought you’d be impressed).  As you can imagine with any wetland lagoon there’s no shortage of birds wading and swooping, trying to catch a little something to eat, and no shortage of fish in the wonderful waters to keep them busy trying.  There are said to be over 200 different species of birds living at the San Dieguito Lagoon, and if you don’t believe me you can check it out in the special color pamphlet which has been produced by the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. Of course, they’re not all there all of the time, some come and go with the seasons, but if you have a copy of the pamphlet it’s great fun trying to spot as many as possible.

The San Dieguito Lagoon Trail is not only a great place to walk, stand and stare but it’s also a great place to learn. There are placards dotted around filled with interesting information about many of the residents.  The trail is open to hikers, with mountain bikes welcome on some parts only, as are horses.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Comments are closed.