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CARLSBAD-WEST AND EAST HOSP GROVE TRAILS
Surface: Unpaved,moderately hilly to steep Length:3.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Ascent:300' Located in North Carlsbad,these trails are some of the most extensive in the citywide trail system.They wind through a huge grove of mature eucalyptus trees planted many years ago for the railroad industry with the intention for the wood to be used in the construction of rail lines. However, it was determined that the wood was inferior to other varieties and not harvested for that purpose. Years later the city acquired the property and it is now enjoyed by hikers, picnickers, and nature enthusiasts seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The trail system does offer great views of the adjacent Buena Vista Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean.

Hosp Grove park

Canyon Drive · Carlsbad, CA

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This group is for anyone looking to meet people for ongoing hikes or if you are not familiar with the area and would like to explore with someone. Anyone with an interest in hiking is welcome regardless of skill level and background. One-timers are welcome just as well, so don't be shy if you are visiting and would like to see the trails in San Diego. Just be sure to read the details because trails vary in difficulty level, and the pace will be faster in some hikes than others. Please be sure that you feel comfortable hiking under the conditions posted.

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