Saturday June 6th is National Trails Day. The City of Carlsbad will be helping to celebrate the nation-wide event with a demonstration trail cleanup and a 1-mile educational hike along La Costa Glen Trail.
The La Costa Glen trail is located in southwest Carlsbad adjacent to a beautiful open space corridor along Encinitas Creek. Hikers will enjoy views of the creek bed, along with the sounds of songbirds that live in the plants along the creek.
National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails, began in the late 1980s and is organized as a national commemorative day by the American Hiking Society.
“Trails are one of the most cherished features of Carlsbad and enable residents to get outdoors and lead an active healthy lifestyle,” says Liz Ketabian, city of Carlsbad park planning manager. “Every year we have hundreds of volunteers who help to maintain our wonderful trail system for all to enjoy. We are excited to have this day for volunteers to get involved with Carlsbad’s volunteer program and to participate at one of Carlsbad’s largest open space preserves with over six miles of trails.”
Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Water and healthy snacks will be provided.