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About Annie's Slot Canyon Trail in Solana Beach, California

Annie’s Canyon Trail is a short hiking trail in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve between Solana Beach and Encinitas. This trail leads to a unique slot canyon that seems out of place in San Diego County not far from the Pacific Ocean.

The main trail goes uphill through the slot canyon to a cave (short side trip) and eventually reaches an overlook with views of the lagoon and the slot canyon. Another trail heads back down to the trail below the bluff. This part of the reserve was off-limits for years and only local kids would venture into what was formerly called the “Mushroom Caves,” but because of funds donated by a generous donor named Annie this trail is now open to the public.

The trailhead closest to the canyon is across from the home at the address 439 Holmwood Lane. There is limited parking at this location and many of the neighborhood trail entrances.

The hours of the trails are sunrise to sunset each day. Note that dogs are allowed on leash, but bikes are prohibited on trails in the reserve.

439 Holmwood Ln
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(760) 436-3944
Solana Beach, US
3:27 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 74°F
L: 59° H: 74°
Feels like 74.03 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 8.07
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:40 am
Sunset: 7:59 pm
Humidity 67 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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