Hikers trek to Leo Carrillo Ranch

COAST CITIES — A hike to Leo Carrillo Ranch is planned for Dec. 1. This free, four-mile hike will explore the trails that connect San Marcos to Carlsbad in the Rancho Carrillo and Rancho Dorado areas. A more challenging hike with an elevation change of 350 feet, to Simmons Family Park, will also be offered.Leo Carrillo Ranch is the former working ranch once owned by actor Leo Carrillo. The 27-acre park is a designated Historic National Landmark. The park contains protected adobe buildings, old windmills, peacocks and plentiful trees.

Hikers will meet at the trailhead parking lot near Carrillo Elementary School, 2875 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, at the corner of Melrose Drive and Poinsettia Lane. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the hike will start at 9 a.m. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; and hikers are asked to bring water and trail snacks.

For information, visit san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000, ext. 3535.



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