Hike at Batiquitos Lagoon

Take a short break from your last-minute taxes to clear your head for a pleasant and easy walk out and back along the north shore of the Batiquitos Lagoon Preserve.

Total length is 3-3.5 miles taking ~2 hours. A good place for bird watchers (so bring your binoculars) and a stop inside the Nature Center afterward.  There are several display panels along the trail to explain the history, plant and animal life of the tidal lagoon.

The trail is flat, hard pack dirt so any shoes will do and dogs are ok to bring on a leash. A bathroom in the Nature Center is available.


1) From Hwy 5, exit at Poinsettia Ln, go a little east and take Batiquitos Dr (right) southward, then right turn onto Gabbiano Ln to the end for parking or anywhere on the street is ok.

2) From Escondido area: Hwy 78 west to San Marcos Blvd west becomes Palomar Airport Rd westbound. Follow to El Camino Real southwards to west (right) on Aviara Prkwy to Batiquitos Dr (left-south). Follow 2 miles to left on Gabbiano Lane then down to the end for parking.

Info Contact: Vincent Rodrig @ 858-231-7722

Hike At Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad
9:30 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2022
Start near the Nature Center Trailhead
7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad
Park along Gabbiano Lane
GPS: 33.0937, -117.3013


Apr 16 2022


9:30 am


Batiquitos Lagoon

Location 2