The very beautiful visitor’s center is probably the best place to start here, then there are two close-by loop trails that are easy to walk and…
See a salt marsh habitat . . . close-up.
Here, you can encounter the space where ocean meets trees. To learn about the flora + fauna here, pause to read the informative displays along the trail.
As you hike, you see why this approachable trail is a local favorite. With plenty of benches along the outer loop, you can relax and soak up nature. People love birdwatching along the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail – when you visit, bring a pair of binoculars to try and spot waterfowl, or borrow a pair from the Nature Center.
We partner with the San Diego County Parks and Recreation, who owns the Nature Center, and rangers and volunteers who operate it.