Amazing geology. A short hike from the entrance. Amazing short walk and climb through the canyon. It is quite steep, but there is a…
Immerse yourself in a wild – and wondrous – stretch of lagoon.
See panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon, with naturally eroding sandstone walls engulfing you. Because a local resident, Annie, led the restoration efforts on this trail, your adventure is named after her.
Descend down the Solana Hills trail for expansive views of the newly restored San Elijo Lagoon. This trail will bring you along the I-5 Freeway and to the new pedestrian bridge that connects you to the other side of the channel, perfect for a longer hike. At the bottom of the hill, turn left and head towards Annie’s Canyon Trail – be prepared for a steep climb on the return journey after exploring the slot canyon.
For a more leisurely experience, hike to Annie’s Canyon Trail using the Rios Ave Trailhead.
Narrow sandstone walls hug hikers, as they make their way through this true slot canyon. Take plenty of photos (Tag your Instagram photos with #anniescanyontrail) – and a deep breath of ocean air – when you’re on this memorable path!