Discover San Marcos Hikers to explore San Elijo

SAN MARCOS  — The city of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos hike to the San Elijo area at 9 a.m. May 3.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and step off at 9 a.m. An adult must accompany all minors.

This free, moderately difficult, 4-mile hike will explore the hills and canyons south and west of San Elijo Park, including Sunset, Canyon, Old Creek Ranch and Copper Creek trails. There will be elevation changes of 300 feet. A more challenging 8-mile hike, that visits the connecting trails between San Marcos and Carlsbad, will also be offered.

Hikers will meet at the parking lot of San Elijo Park Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, near the corner of Elfin Forest Road and San Elijo Road.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. For information of hikes or the city’s trails, visit or call  (760) 744-9000, ext. 3535.



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