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Kumeyaay Territory .  Torrey Pines  Flyover  .  2012

 

LEG 15 - Santa Barbara to Ventura

 

GPX Points: Forthcoming.

 

 Route Overview

  • Cities: Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura

  • Description: Oh jingle bells, this is a pleasant walk. Walk down to the sea, past the rose gardens, the old Presidio, and upscale restaurants. Follow the towering palms south along the shore--this really looks like the gateway to Southern California. After a few miles, you'll jog inland past a marshy bird refuge, gated resorts, and the resort town of Summerland. End your first day in the more down-to-earth beach town of Carpinteria, where you can camp just behind the beach.

 

The next day, you'll continue to follow the shoreline all the way to Mission Ventura. From Capinteria,

  • Total Miles: About 30 Miles

 

Suggested Schedule

  • Day 1: Mission Santa Barbara to Carpinteria State Beach - About 14 miles

  • Day 2: Carpinteria State Beach to Mission San Buenaventura* - About 16 miles

Cyclists: All paths accessible.
 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Mostly flat.

  • Path Surface(s): Paved.

  • Path Type(s): City streets, highway frontage roads.

 

Lodging

Budget Options:

  • Carpinteria State Beach (Carpinteria): Camp right along the shore. Showers. $10/night for "hike or bike." Entrance around Linden and 3rd Streets. (805) 684-2811 

  • Ventura RV Park (Ventura): Although this is cheaper than a hotel, $45 seems a bit steep given the facilities. It is pretty centrally located though. Laundry and general store, with 8 flavors of coffee. 800 W Main Street. (805) 643-9137

 

Food
Provisions are readily available along this route.

Recommendation:

  • Esau's Cafe (Carpinteria): Good, hearty breakfasts to be had at this diner. Patio seating. 507 Linden Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets. 2 blocks from the campground. (805) 684-1070

 

Climate

This coast route is temperate.

 

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LEG 16 - Ventura to Mission San Fernando

GPX Points: Forthcoming.

 

Route Overview

  • Cities: Ventura, Saticoy, Somis, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, San Fernando

  • Description: Walk east through the beach town of Ventura. Turn onto Los Angeles Road, which sounds like a city street though it's actually a heavily traveled truck route along farmland. Shoulders are narrow at first, but after a mile or two but you can walk on the edges of citrus groves. Hike along to the town of Somis. There is no lodging in this area. (I was lucky to be hosted by friends that night.) You could cab 4 miles southwest to a hotel in nearby town of Camarillo, or follow the alternate, though longer path (see below) from Ventura to Camarillo, then up to Simi Valley.

The following day, continue along the fields and into the suburb of Moorpark. You'll end up in Simi Valley, home to our good friends, the Reagan National Library and the 1991 Rodney King Trial. Follow a river pathway through city streets. There are a few hotels in town where you can spend the night.

Next, walk up and over Santa Susana Pass, the gateway to L.A. "Why do these red rocks look so familiar?" you'll ask yourself. "Why, they look like the hills from Bonanza. Or Gunsmoke." you'll say. You can almost hear that "payeerrrrrong" sound of bullets echoing through the canyons. Since the 1920s, the area has been home to vast movie ranches, where directors have filmed everything from Flash Gordon to Highway to Heaven. The association with Westerns may only occur to you if you're over the age of 30. If not, it's still a pretty scene.

As you climb the hill, you'll be walking on a narrow shoulder. Traffic isn't too heavy, but mind your step. To your left, you'll see an old Western town set. This is what's left of the old Corriganville movie ranch, now a regional park.

(Trivia for people named Susana: As my friend Sue and I learned at Mission San Juan Bautista, Santa Susana is the patron saint of people named Susana. This is your time.)
 
Cresting the pass, you'll have a sweeping view of the San Fernando Valley, porn capital of the world. It's a strange mix of urban sprawl, horse ranches, and the occasional storefront with blackened windows and parking lots in the back. At each corner, you'll see a crosswalk signal button for pedestrians and another up higher for people on horses. 

Make your way through the streets to Mission San Fernando Rey de España. Named for the 13th century Spanish monarch who drove the Moors out of Cordoba, the mission has a Hollywood feel. It's manicured within an inch of its life. In the back, in a grotto that looks like a bandshell, is the final resting place of legendary comedian Bob Hope and his wife Dolores. It's also the only mission that a Spanish monarch has visited - King Juan Carlos stopped by in the 1970s.

  • Total Miles: About 55 miles

 

Suggested Schedule
These walks are a bit long through an area that can get pretty hot. You can reduce daily mileage by extending the walk to 4 days. On day 2, hike to a hotel on the west edge of Simi Valley. On day 3, walk about 14 miles through Simi Valley over the Pass to Chatsworth - there are a few hotels around Lassen and Topanga Canyon Road. On day 4, trek the approximately 10 remaining miles to the mission.

  • Day 1: Mission San Buenaventura to Somis - About 20 miles*

  • Day 2: Somis to Simi Valley - About 18 miles

  • Day 3: Simi Valley to Mission San Fernando - About 17 miles

Cyclists: All paths accessible.


* Alternate: There is no lodging in Somis. You can take a cab to Camarillo (nearest hotels), but if you'd rather be able to walk directly to a hotel, follow the alternate southern route through Camarillo to Simi Valley. It's a rather nice walk that follows the shore for a bit, then turns east along farmland to reach Camarillo. The next day, walk along suburban roads to Simi Valley.
 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Pretty flat along farmland, with a few hills on the stretch from Moorpark to Simi Valley. Climbing Santa Susana Pass, you'll experience an approximate 500-foot rise over 2 miles.

  • Path Surface(s): Paved, option to walk on edges of farms

  • Path Type(s): City streets, country roads, river walk

 

Lodging

Hotels available in Camarillo, Simi Valley, and in San Fernando.

 

Food
Provisions are pretty readily available along this route, except for the stretch from Saticoy to Somis. From Somis to Moorpark, you'll see the occasional fruit stand. (Though these aren't the fruit stands of yesteryear. I saw at least one bouncy castle, a petting zoo, and one goat yard with planks leading up to little boxes high on poles - a mini false Alps.) And then you're back to the regular, goatless civilization.

Recommendations:

  • Somis Nut House (Somis): Stop by the nut house for trail mix, dried fruit, peanut brittle, and assorted chocolate-covered things. Not advertised, but good to know when it's hot -- they also have cold drinks and a freezer full of Mexican popsicles. 4475 East Los Angeles Avenue at Bradley Road. (805) 386-1211 

  • The Munch Box (Chatsworth): Just after Santa Susana Pass, you'll come across this humble but beloved burger joint. Founded in 1956, it features space-age architecture. Apparently, there used to have a hitching post, and served celebrities like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Cheap but good burgers, hot dogs, and fries. Thanks to Lisa Weissman-Ward for the Munch Box reco. (If only she could only stop giggling when she says the name.) Open Mon-Fri 10:30am -5pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-4pm. 21532 Devonshire Street at Owensmouth Avenue. (818) 998-9240

  • Ninong's Cafe (Granada Hills): Filipino restaurant serving traditional breakfasts, ube (purple yam) pancakes with mango syrup on the weekends, staples like chicken adobo and corned beef, as well as cakes, cookies, and pastries. Reco courtesy of Jocelyn Guihama. Open Tue-Thu, Sun 8am-5pm; Fri-Sat 8am-7pm. 17705 Chatsworth Street at White Oak Avenue. (818) 368-7276

 

Climate

H-o-t. You will shvitz. Carry extra water.

 

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 LEG 17 - San Fernando to San Gabriel

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Route Overview

  • Cities: San Fernando, Burbank, Los Angeles, Alhambra, San Gabriel

  • Description: Make your way through San Fernando on tree-lined Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The population of the area is mostly Latino, with a sizable working-class immigrant neighborhood. Walk past houses, strip malls, taquerias, corner stores, panaderias, and a baseball field dedicated to Ritchie Valens, who was born in the area.  

As you near Burbank, you'll cross over flood control culverts. To the east, you'll see gargantuan  pumping plants that run for blocks. L.A. is essentially a floodplain, criss-crossed by rivers.

Next walk along the industrial outskirts of Burbank, once home to a pioneer aviation industry. The small airport was one one of the busiest in the country. Now Burbank is the self-proclaimed "media capital of the world." Disney, Warner, and Pixar all have studios here. And the airfield is known as Bob Hope Airport. (Did Bob Hope run this town or did Bob Hope run this town?)

Reach Griffith Park and follow a relatively new walk/bike path along the L.A. River. Thanks to the environmental movement. The city cemented the bottom in the 40s, but now allows trees and vegetation to grow freely. You may even see kayakers paddling along. You'll pass the zoo and under the 110, the first freeway in the Western states.

You're approaching the heart of old Los Angeles. Walk past Chinatown and the remnants of Little Italy to the foot of Olvera Street. On your left is Union Station, a beautifully restored temple of Art Deco architecture that's still a hub for rail travel. Proceed up cobblestone Olvera Street, past the Avila Adobe--the oldest building in L.A. You'll see restaurants housed in brick buildings, strolling mariachi and ranchera musicians, and shops selling Mexican trinkets and sweets.

At the top of the block is La Placita, bordered on one side by La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles. Built on the site of the former asistencia to mission San Gabriel, this small, candlelit church features beautiful retablos. There are homeless services in the placita and its denizens frequent the mission. When I entered, it was evening and people were praying fervently. ...

From Olvera Street, there are two options. Walk along a quicker, more industrial path along Mission Street. Or trek a longer but prettier path along the Arroyo Seco, past a few historic adobes, and historic old Pasadena.

  • Total Miles: About 32 miles (alt about 35 miles)

 

Suggested Schedule

  • Day 1: San Fernando to Burbank- About 13 miles

  • Day 2: Burbank to Olvera Street - About 10 miles

  • Day 3: Olvera Street to San Gabriel - About 9 miles (alt about 12 miles)

Cyclists: All paths accessible.
 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Flat. 

  • Path Surface(s): Paved.

  • Path Type(s): City streets, walk/bike path.

 

Lodging

There are hotels in south Burbank, a few around Olvera Street, and a couple in San Gabriel. You can get rooms in most of them for under $100. Unfortunately, there are no budget options.

Food
Provisions are readily available along this route.

There's so much to eat along this stretch: taquitos, french dip sandwiches, ice cream, raspados (Mexican snow cones). Chinese food? Sit down, New York and San Francisco--Alhambra and Monterey Park do it better and way cheaper.

Recommendations:

  • Phillipe's Sandwiches (Los Angeles): Phillipe's claims to have invented the French dip sandwich in 1918. Everyone comes here for the hearty fare--builders, tourists, office workers, groups of old Chinese men, Union station employees, businessmen, ballerinas in tutus, cheerful young people on Vespas toting baguettes. Ok, not the last two. 

This place is old school through and through. Sawdust on the ground. Booths. Carving stations. Soda jerk hats. Slices of pie wrapped in plastic on display in a refrigerated case. Don't change, Phillipe's. When you raised the price of coffee from 25 to 45 cents, it was almost too much. Open 6:00am-10:00pm daily. 1001 N. Alameda Street at East Cesar Chavez. On the route. (213) 628-3781

  • Queen's Bakery (Los Angeles): Visit this Chinese bakery for their famous puffed rice treats; they're held together by what tastes like lard, so they they melt in your mouth. Also try their almond and taro cookies. Open Mon-Fri, Sun 8:30am-6:30 pm; Sat 8am-6:30pm. 809 N Broadway at Alpine Street. 4 blocks west of the route. (213) 622-9749

  • La Golindrina Restaurant (Los Angeles): I'm suspicious of restaurants on tourist drags. As much as I don't like to admit it, Olvera Street is a tourist drag. But it's no ordinary one. La Golindrina is a bit pricey and you might wait a while for your food, but I had a delicious carne asada plate here. Open Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm. 17 Olvera Street. On the route. (213) 628-4349

  • Cielito Lindo (Los Angeles): The Guerrero family has been serving these perfectly golden, crunchy taquitos at Olvera Street since the 1930s. They still make their own tortillas and creamy guacamole in house. Open 9am-11pm every day. 23 Olvera Street at E Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. On the route. (213) 687-4391

  • Traxx (Los Angeles): Give yourself an excuse to sit in Union Station. Admire the architecture and watch the travelers. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but you can always grab a soda or drink at the bar, located in the old telephone room. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-9:30pm. Bar open Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 1:30pm-8pm. 800 N Alameda St #122 near E Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. 1 block from the route. (213) 625-1999

  • Fosselman's Ice Cream (Alhambra): Founded in 1919, and still run by a couple of Fosselmans, this ice cream parlor serves classic flavors like peppermint and butter pecan, as well as Asian-inspired taro and lychee. Ice cream sodas, malts, banana splits. Open Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm. On the route. 1824 W Main St at North Raymond. (626) 282-6533

  • Newport Can Tang (San Gabriel): A local favorite. But beware the lines..... 518 W Las Tunas Drive at Bradbury Drive, a few blocks north of the mission. Open Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30am-9:30 pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10 pm. (626) 289-5998

  • Top Island (Alhambra): It was a terrible battle. The worst I'd seen. Through the clouds of smoke, I caught glimpses of vast mountains of earth charging about the battlefield. Gunpowder burned my eyes. The shelling rang in my bones. I thought it would never end. When the dust finally settled, only one island was left standing. For around $2/plate (weekdays), this is pretty decent dim sum. 740 E Valley Boulevard near S Almansour Street. 1 mile south of Mission Street. V (626) 300-9898

 

Climate

Inland, pretty hot. Cooler along the LA River.

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 LEG 18 - San Gabriel to San Juan Capistrano

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Route Overview

  • Cities: San Gabriel, Rosemead, Whittier, La Habra, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano

  • Description: Next, you're going to walk through 60 miles of suburban desert. I know. It's hot and you'll put in a lot of time on the pavement, past houses that look alike. But you'll see some interesting things. At the north edge of town, the San Gabriel Mountains tower over the streets, rising quickly from the valley to over 10,068 feet. I found myself wondering how much people today noticed them, given all the distractions of city life, and how much more they figured into daily life before the advent of the car. From San Gabriel, walk through Rosemeade next to the pretty Rio Hondo trail., which

Follow the Whittier Greenway, a rails-to-trails path that wends through town, over trestles, past art installations. Whittier was founded by in the mid-1800s by Quakers and boomed thanks to the oranges and walnut industries--you'll pass rehabbed railroad warehouses that once shipped produce around the world. Make your way along the suburban streets of La Habra and by afternoon, you'll be in Anaheim, home to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm (I won't tell anyone if you pop in. If you don't tell anyone that I did. Aaactually, I talked my friend and I in for free. See, this walk teaches you skills.)

The next day you'll make your way through Santa Ana to Irvine.

Finally, you'll end up in quaint, historic San Juan Capistrano. It's gentrifying (what isn't?), but still maintains some of its charm. Stroll through the pleasantly ramshackle Los Rios district, with old houses, adobes, as well as wooden railway shacks turned boutiques and cafes. Enjoy the open space next to the river.   

The mission here is definitely an industry-- employees wear Disneyesque uniforms: burgundy button-downs with embossed logos, nametags, and khakis. Tour leaders wear headset mics and exude aerobics-instructor levels of energy. (One imagines they might be giving motivational speeches or ShamWow pitches.) But the grounds are expansive and charming, with just the right amount of crumbing stone and overgrown flowers. You can see where the natives were forced to crops, make wine, crush olives, and render tallow. The mission is also home to Serra's Chapel--the small sanctuary is dark, extra gilded, candlelit--gorgeous and slightly spooky.  li

  • Total Miles:  About 63 miles

 

Suggested Schedule

  • Day 1: San Gabriel to Whittier - 13 miles

  • Day 2: Whittier to Anaheim - 15 miles

  • Day 3: Anaheim to Irvine - 18 miles

  • Day 4: Irvine to San Juan Capistrano - 17 miles

Cyclists: All paths accessible.

 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Flat, except for a hill or two in Mission Viejo.

  • Path Surface(s): Paved

  • Path Type(s): City Streets, greenways

 

Lodging

There are hotels in Whittier (under $100: Vagabond Inn, Friendly Hills Inn), Anaheim, Irvine (under $100: La Quinta Inn), and San Juan Capistrano (under $100: America's Best Value Inn, Best Western).

 

Budget Options:

  • Anaheim RV Resort (Anaheim): Hot showers, laundry, pool and hot tub. Tent sites are $42/night offseason, $46 peak season. 200 W Midway Drive at Anaheim Boulevard. (714) 774-3860

  • Anaheim Harbor RV Resort (Anaheim): All of the above, plus 5-hole golf. Tent sites are $20/night offseason, $30/night peak season. 1009 S Harbor Boulevard. (714) 535-6495

  • Doheny State Beach (Dana Point/South of San Juan Capistrano): This beautiful campground is 4 miles due south of San Juan. (Take the OCTA #91 or #191 bus from the stop on Camino Capistrano at Ortega Highway, by Ciao Pasta at 31661 Camino Capistrano. $2/ride.) You may get woken up by trains whistling through. $10 "hike or bike." 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive at Del Obispo Street. (949) 496-6172

 

Food
Provisions are readily available along this route.

Recommendations:

  • House of Mandarin Noodle (Temple City): Everything here is delicious and cheap. But the green scallion pancakes are a standout. The restaurant is about a mile off the route, but totally worth it. Open Mon, Wed-Sun 10am-9:30 pm. 4819A Temple City Boulevard at Lower Azusa Road. (626) 286-1689

  • Swallows Inn (San Juan Capistrano): There's a saying that nothing good happens after midnight. You can probably move that up to 8pm for this dirtbag cowboy biker bar. I've been there a few times over the years, but I'm still slightly nervous about walking in. Line dancing, cheap but stiff drinks, bras on the ceiling, nice people, neer-do-wells, burgers and hot dogs coming out of a kitchen I'd rather never see. It's a local institution. 31786 Camino Capistrano at Ortega Highway. (949) 493-3188

  • Ramos House Cafe (San Juan Capistrano): On the other end of the SJC spectrum is Ramos House, serving southern-influenced American foodie food in an historic railroad shack. Dishes described with at least 5 adjectives each, mason jars as cups, everything worn just so. The food here is a little pricey, and the place is overly adorable, but it's pretty dang good. Open Tue-Sun 8:30-3:00 ($35 brunch menu Sat-Sun). 31752 Los Rios Street, by the Amtrak Station.

 

Climate

This inland leg can get pretty hot.

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LEG 19 - San Juan Capistrano to Oceanside

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Route Overview

  • Cities: San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside

  • Description: From the mission, walk along the San Juan Creek trail to Doheny Beach. Make your way along a beautiful coastal path to San Clemente, home of the world famous Trestles surf break, Richard Nixon, and the recently deactivated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station--known by the playful acronym, "SONGS". 

Camp in one of two sites next to San Clemente's lovely beaches. The next morning, walk by SONGS. The station sits right next to the I-5--there's no way to miss the two rather mammarian cooling towers, each with one blinking red light on top. At the time of closure, SONGS provided 20% of L.A.'s power. It was also within a 50-mile radius of 7 million people. When a small leak occurred in January 2012, in the post-Fukushima world, the plant was taken offline and eventually decommissioned. I walked by SONGS in May 2012. I hadn't realized the plant was inoperative and felt pretty unnerved as I scooted by it. Of all the dangers on this path - poison ivy, mountain lions, rattlesnakes - nuclear explosion seemed like a ridiculously outsize threat. How do you deal with it? Try to look big? Try to look small? Roll around in tomato sauce? I'm glad it's gone.

Press on to Camp Pendleton. Everyone can walk the first 10 miles to the checkpoint. However, you can only walk the next 10 miles from the checkpoint to Oceanside If you or someone you're walking with has a military ID. (Oddly, you can get through on a bike.) If no one in your party has a military ID, you can call a cab to the checkpoint to take you to Oceanside. And if you're up to it, walk the additional 5 miles inland to San Luis Rey or stay the night in Oceanside and make your way up to the mission the next day.

  • Total Miles: About 26 miles (without military ID), 36 miles (with military ID)

 

Suggested Schedule

  • Day 1: Mission San Juan Capistrano to San Clemente - 10.6 miles

  • Day 2: San Clemente to Oceanside - 10.6 miles from San Clemente to checkpoint, 10 miles from checkpoint to Oceanside

  • Day 3: Oceanside to Mission San Luis Rey - 5.3 miles

Cyclists: All paths are bikeable.

 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Relatively flat

  • Path Surface(s): Paved

  • Path Type(s): Paved trails, city streets

 

Lodging

Hotels are readily available around San Clemente and Oceanside, pricier in the former.

 

Mission San Luis Rey (Oceanside): Spend the night in the mission retreat house. They have a pool. (Yes, a pool at a mission.) $65 per person with no meals, $85 with lunch, and $100 for meals. They require reservations, and cancellations within 7 days results in 50% fee. They might be flexible if you mention that you're walking. 4050 Mission Avenue. (760) 757-3651.

 

Budget Options:

 

Food
Provisions are readily available from San Juan Capistrano to the southern edge of San Clemente. Stock up in south San Clemente, especially if you're walking the whole 20 miles through the base. For the first 10 miles on the base, there are no stores. Past the checkpoint, there are a few places to grab food. On the 5-mile walk from Oceanside up to Mission San Luis Rey, food and water are intermittently available.

 

Climate

You'll be walking along the coast for the majority of this leg, and the temperatures are cooler. On the final 5 miles, you'll take an inland jog and it'll get hotter.

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LEG 20 - Oceanside to San Diego

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Route Overview

  • Cities: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, San Diego

  • Description: This is it. The final leg. You've been walking for 2 months. And now you're here. Can you believe it?? This stretch is easy, cool, pleasant. From the mission, walk back out to the coast and along the shore for a few days. You'll hike from beach town to beach town, then walk inland along the San Diego River to the mission.

  • Total Miles: About 49 miles

 

Suggested Schedule

  • Day 1:  Mission San Luis Rey to Carlsbad - 10 miles

  • Day 2:  Carlsbad to San Elijo - 9 miles

  • Day 3:  San Elijo to San Diego (shore) - 18 miles

  • Day 4:  San Diego (shore) to Mission San Diego (inland) - 12 miles

Cyclists: All paths accessible.

 

Path Information

  • Elevation: Pretty flat along the coast, with a few hills around Torrey Pines. In San Diego, gradual elevation gain after you turn inland to walk along the San Diego River to the mission.

  • Path Surface(s):  Paved

  • Path Type(s): City streets, trail.

 

Lodging

There are hotels and camps along the route, all the way from Oceanside through San Diego.

 

Budget Options:

  • South Carlsbad State Beach (Carlsbad): Camp on the cliffs above the beach. Really pretty views from the bluffs. If only the trains didn't blast their horns at 11pm and 12am. Located 3 miles south of Carlsbad proper. Hot showers. Tent sites from $35/night. On the route. 7201 Carlsbad Boulevard at Poinsettia Lane. (760) 438-3143

  • San Elijo State Beach (Cardiff-by-the-Sea): Another gorgeous beach camp. Taco stand on site! Hike and bike $6/night! Market. Hot showers. Trains! Ugh. On the route. San Elijo Avenue and Birmingham Drive. (760) 753-5091 

  • Campland-on-the-Bay (San Diego, shore): Full-service camp, with fitness center, market, laundry, showers. Primitive camp rates $39 from Labor Day to Memorial Day and $45 in the high season. 2211 Pacific Beach Drive at Olney Street. (800) 422-9386

 

Food
Provisions are readily available along this route.

 

Climate

You'll be walking along the coast for the majority of this leg, and the temperatures are cooler. On the final 6 miles, you'll turn inland and temperatures will rise.

 

 

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