5.29.2013

Nature Hike, Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Join a Carlsbad Group Hike this Saturday for National Trails Day

The following is from the City of Carlsbad

On Saturday, June 1, the City of Carlsbad will commemorate National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails, with a 3.5 mile group hike on one of the city’s newest trails. 

Hikers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Robertson Ranch trail head just off of Wind Trail Way (directions below) for a two and a half hour hike and tour that will include stops at points of interest and presentations by naturalists and other speakers who can address the unique nature of the trail and its surroundings. 

Hikers will begin at Robertson Ranch and head north on the new trail toward Lake Calavera and Mount Calavera, an old volcano. Participants should wear close toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. 

Water and healthy snacks will be provided.

National Trails Day began in the late 1980s and is organized as a national commemorative day by the American Hiking Society.  “Trails are one of the most unique and cherished aspects of the Carlsbad community,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager.  “Every year we have hundreds of volunteers who help to maintain our wonderful trail system for all to enjoy.  We are excited to have this specific day to hike and introduce the newly completed trail at Robertson Ranch into the citywide trail system, as part of Carlsbad’s 46 miles of trails.”

Directions to Robertson Ranch trail head:
I-5 to Cannon Rd. Exit East on Cannon Rd. to El Camino Real (approx. 3 miles) Cross El Camino Real and continue on Cannon Rd. approx. ¼ mile to Wind Trail Way Turn left on Wind Trail Way Follow event directional signs to Robertson Ranch Park for parking and hike sign-in. A map of Carlsbad’s trails can be found at: carlsbadca.gov/services/departments/parksandrec/trails/Documents/trails-map-north.pdf