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Clean, peaceful and beautiful

Very informational center and lovely trail. Be aware that the place is a little challenging to... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2020
Viamber
Enticing chaparral

Entered this ecological reserve by the N. Rios trailhead, with limited parking. Wanted to do some... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2020
Jake B
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The second trip here I didn't walk on the well-maintained paths, but sat comfortably on the second level deck of the Visitor's Center. From this vantage point with tables, chairs and a couch, you can see the Pacific and enjoy the coastal shrubs and birds. The only drawback is limited parking and current construction that has closed some of the trails. However, on the deck on a weekend this all fades away as you can relax and enjoy nature.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Nice coastal spot to walk and bird-watch along well maintained boardwalks. Check the website before going (as of 5/15/18) as some renovation work is underway and some of the area may be blocked off.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

My sister introduced me to San Elijo Lagoon’s hiking trails many years ago and we have been going ever since. Coastal shrub landscape offers a chance to watch birds and spend time away from it all. Trails are well maintained and appropriate for walking or trail running.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Sooner or later all migrating birds show up to enjoy this wonderful lagoon. It’s a simple walk over perfect trails which are so easy and relaxing with excellent view points.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is the perfect place to take a short walk with your dog or small child. Lagoon is near the beach and has a good view. Good place for when you just walk to walk somewhere but you don't have that much time. Flat.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Monaiv
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