Harbaugh Seaside Trails

  • TRAIL STATUS: OPEN (in accordance with COVID-19 Public Health Order)

  • DISTANCE (ROUND-TRIP): .5 mile

  • TIME: 20 minutes at a leisurely pace

  • HOURS: Sunrise to sunset


  • PETS/ANIMALS: Leashed dogs welcome

    See map 1
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    Solana Beach Train Station See map
    Breeze Bus 101: Schedules

  • PARKING: None

  • TERRAIN: A flat wide path. The wave-style trail is accessible from Coast Highway 101’s Rail Trail in Solana Beach to the overlook deck at the northern end of the property.

Meet the newest Nature Collective hike!

Explore this new 3-acre coastal overlook at the gateway between Cardiff-by-the-Sea + Solana Beach. Cherished for its open space and expansive marine views, Harbaugh Seaside Trails is ideal for dog walking, sunset watching, and peaceful contemplation in nature.

Keep an eye out for:

No. 1

Myron + Joan Overlook

which provides expansive views of both the Pacific and the lagoon.

No. 2

Our donor dedication area

recognizes some of the 1200 people who helped save this spot from becoming a hotel, including the late George + Betty Harbaugh, whose charitable foundation donated $1.1 million and secured the naming rights to the property.

No. 3

Native plant communities.

Find all 4 marked along your path – maritime succulent, maritime chaparral, maritime scrub, and coastal dune.

No. 4

Donor Monument

The donor monument is a welcoming place to relax at Harbaugh Seaside Trails, designed in the coastal rail trail mosaic motif.