Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

The San Elijo Ecological Preserve is one of the largest wetlands in San Diego County and it is conveniently located along both sides of interstate 5 in Solana Beach. The 1,000 acre reserve protects the land where Escondido and La Orilla creeks encounter the Pacific Ocean. The most popular hike in the preserve is Annie’s Canyon Trail, a super short, super narrow slot canyon, with a well built multi level metal ladder, which leads to beautiful views of the marsh and ocean below. It isn’t a long hike but the slot canyon is neat and it is close to home. We will be back.

4 thoughts on “San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Preserve, Solana Beach

  1. tagpipspearl says:

    Neat photos! Is the rock mostly limestone? I notice that the color is lighter than I expected.

    1. Thanks!
      The rock is Torrey sandstone (which we have a lot of in this area). Very white, except for the rusted portions.

  2. Denise says:

    Okay, another cool Brady find added to our ever-growing list. I love this!!!

    1. I could have sworn you have been! Seeing the path from the freeway all these years I was always curious about it. I had no idea the path leads to Annie’s Canyon which I have heard about forever!

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