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Annie’s Canyon Trail

Annie’s Canyon Trail is a sandstone slot canyon located in the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach. The .25 mile trail is short but makes a grand impression!

Our youngest enjoyed this hike so much that he requested we loop through twice before exploring other trails in the reserve. 

Select the strenuous one-way loop option to hike the canyon (the canyon is narrow and requires some climbing) or opt for the moderate view point option to bypass the canyon. This video provides a good idea of what to expect.

To get here find street parking near the N. Rios Avenue trailhead. Follow marked paths pointing to Annie’s Canyon Trail (.6 miles from the trailhead). Spend some time exploring the lagoon before leaving.

Our Beyond the Zoo Guide to Torrey Pines & Solana Beach was already packed with a full day of family activity but we couldn’t pass up sharing this unique hike. Follow-up your hike with dinner at Pizza Port our favorite San Diego-based pizzeria. The casual family style eatery is popular for its pizza and onsite craft beer brewery.

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