San Elijo Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon is one of San Diego County's largest coastal wetlands. It lies along the coast between the cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas, extending inland to the community of Rancho Santa Fe. It is fed by a 77 square mile watershed with two main tributaries, Escondido Creek and Orilla Creek. The reserve encompasses approximately 900 acres of diverse habitat with six plant communities: coastal strand, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, riparian scrub, coastal sage scrub, and mixed chaparral.
We meet at either Fletcher Cove or the north end of the Solana Beach Amtrak station. After less than one mile of roads we enter the lagoon for runs up to 18 miles, mostly on trails.
Map to Fletcher Cove Start
Lagoon Run Map
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