Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad CA – Parks and Hiking Trails

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad CA

~ Parks and Hiking Trails ~

 

There are multiple reasons to love living in Carlsbad CA. These include beaches, the arts, dining, shopping, recreational opportunities, housing, sports, attractions and our weather.

 

In this article the focus is on hiking trails and parks for all to enjoy in Carlsbad.

 

HIKING TRAILS

Whether you like a casual walk or prefer a more vigorous hike, Carlsbad has lots of opportunities. Want trails with views? Carlsbad has them. Would you like to do some mountain biking? Yep, we have that.

 

Hiking trail in Carlsbad CA

 

Indeed, there are 67 miles of trails and 51 miles of open space trails ranging from easy to difficult. Trails are both paved and unpaved. Some are short (.1 mile) and others are 2+ miles.

 

The hike up Mount Calavera in the Calavera Hills area is great exercise and offers 360-degree views. On a clear day it’s spectacular. I was there a number of years ago and it was great fun. And the walk around Lake Calavera is pretty nice, too.

 

 Mount Calavera in Carlsbad's Calavera Hills area

 

Lots of people – residents and visitors alike – enjoy the paved walk (about 1 mile) along the beach and Carlsbad Boulevard beginning in the Village and south to Terramar. The views are wonderful as you would expect. And of course, some enjoy walking along the edge of the ocean itself with feet in the sand and water.

 

Here’s a current list of the Carlsbad hiking trails.

 

PARKS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS

Carlsbad has a number of beautiful parks. There are currently 17 parks and community centers in the city, readily accessible to all.

 

The amenities vary but parks might include playgrounds, ball fields, exercise areas, basketball courts, picnic areas, BBQs, and more.

 

The Alga Norte Community Center in La Costa has an aquatics center with multiple events during the year, a dog park and a skate park.

 

Alga Norte Community Park and Aquatics Center in Carlsbad

 

If skateboarding is your thing, in addition to the park at Alaga Norte there’s a skatepark adjacent to the Carlsbad Safety Training Center off Faraday (east of El Camino Real) at 2560 Orion Way - photo below.

 

Here’s a list of the current parks and community centers. A new park, Veterans Memorial Park off Cannon Road by the Aqua Hedionda Discovery Center and Farraday Road, is under development.

 

Carlsbad Skate Park

 

The free TGIF Concerts in the Parks during the summer on Friday nights are a popular way to enjoy 4 of Carlsbad’s Community Parks. The schedule changes each year with 6 concerts held in 2023.

 

If you have any questions about what’s going on in Carlsbad, please let me know.

 

WANT TO BUY A CARLSBAD HOME?

If you would like to buy a home in Carlsbad, you can start shopping for your home using the link below to view the complete current inventory.

 

SEARCH FOR CARLSBAD HOMES FOR SALE

 

If you prefer I can create a custom search for you based on your specific criteria including your budget. Just reach out to me directly or via text to (760) 840-1360 for a discussion and to get set up.

 

PRIOR ARTICLES ON REASONS TO LOVE LIVING IN CARLSBAD

Part 1 The Arts – Theater, Film and Outdoor Movies

Part 2 The Arts – Music

Part 3 The Arts - Wall Murals, Sculpture, Galleries and Art Fairs

The Carlsbad Beaches

Shopping in Carlsbad

Dining Opportunities in Carlsbad

Attractions in Carlsbad

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Comments (14)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff, Carlsbad has a lot to do both inland and on the water, plus great weather to enjoy it all.

Nov 21, 2023 02:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Jeff,

So many are looking for a place with lots of activities outside like: hiking, visiting parks, beaches, etc. Your area definitely scores high in these areas! 

Nov 21, 2023 02:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto 

Thank you. There is definitely a lot to do here all around Carlsbad.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Jeff

Nov 21, 2023 03:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

I've never heard anyone complain that there is nothing to do in Carlsbad. The weather certainly is a plus for leading an outdoor lifestyle.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff

Nov 21, 2023 03:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are lucky to live and work in such a beautiful community. Thank you for sharing Jeff 🙂

Nov 21, 2023 06:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff,

It doesn't surprise me that Carlsbad has such a variety of parks and hiking trails. It says a lot about a community and what it offers its residents. 

Nov 21, 2023 06:43 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

We were attracted to Carlsbad the first time we visited back in 2004 and we have not been disappointed since we moved here in 2005.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jeff

 

Nov 21, 2023 07:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I agree Kathy Streib 

I think Carlsbad does a pretty good job of providing amenities that will attract residents and visitors. That of course means lots of planned development, too.

Jeff

Nov 21, 2023 09:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Dowler, CRS  what a great place to call home, just wanted to stop in and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, are the kids visiting you? Endre

Nov 21, 2023 11:29 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Through your posts and visiting the area on a few occasions, I am definitely hooked on Carlsbad and hope that one day in the future I will be able to purchase a small beach home there, haha.  One can dream!

Nov 22, 2023 04:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The hiking and concerts in the park sound good to me!

Nov 22, 2023 06:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Diane!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2023 10:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Brian England 

I'm glad you enjoy Carlsbad - thank you for the kind words.

Nothing wrong with dreaming...or setting a goal...for that beach house?

Jeff

Nov 22, 2023 10:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kat Palmiotti 

I thought you would enjoy the hiking!

The concerts are great fun, free, and usually pretty crowded with great music. They've been a summer tradition for years!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2023 10:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Jeff Dowler, CRS !

Nov 23, 2023 05:02 AM