Surface: Unpaved, native soils; flat to hilly Length: 0.4 Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Located north and east of Carlsbad Village Drive, this 0.4 mile trail wanders through a Eucalyptus grove and also eastward to Hope Elementary School at Tamarack Avenue. The trail traverses a narrow, long canyon with coastal sage and hilltops and slopes with groves of eucalyptus trees. Wildlife spotted here include, kites, red shouldered hawks and various nesting raptors in the eucalyptus groves.
Note: The eucalyptus grove located next to Victoria Lane and near the intersection of Havershill Street is not a public trail. The public trail for Village H-North is located north on Carlsbad Village Drive approximately 500 feet north of the intersection of Carlsbad Village Drive and Victoria Lane. An informational kiosk and City of Carlsbad trail regulation sign are located at the trail head for the public trail head located along Carlsbad Village Drive.
Village H South Trail Update (corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Victoria)
The City of Carlsbad recently took ownership of a 61-acre piece of property, bisected at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Victoria Lane as part of a lawsuit settlement involving the Quarry Creek housing project. A half-mile trail runs through the southern section of this property that has long been planned to become part of the citywide trails system. Historically, when the property was privately owned, community members used the trail as a place to walk with their dogs off leash. A previous owner put up a fence, locked gate and no trespassing signs, but the public continued to use the property. Now that the city owns the property, the trail through the southern section of this property can officially be opened for public access. On April 23, 2019, the City Council directed city staff to work collaboratively with the community to develop options for the future use of this section. Check the city's website for updates on timing and other details.
I-5 to Carlsbad Village Drive
Continue east on Carlsbad Village Drive, cross El Camino Real and continue for about 2 miles (past the Ann D. L'Heureux Dog Park). Turn right on Victoria Lane. City trail is on north side of Carlsbad Village Drive. Parking is available on the south side of Victoria Lane. Parking is located at Victoria Lane at intersection of Carlsbad Village Drive.