A great hike with the San Diego Sierra Club and hike leader Sondra Morison in the San Diego Wetlands. . On Saturday, May 5,  hikers left from the La Orilla Trailhead and spent the next 7 miles hiking and learned about the diverse ecological habitats of the area, as well as the California Coastal Trail.

The San Elijo Lagoon is located between Encinitas and Solana Beach in the northern part of San Diego County over approximately 1,00o acres. The lagoon is an ecological reserve that houses an impressive ecological habitat: with over 300 species of plants, over 20 species of fish, over 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, 24 species of mammals and over 295 species of birds.

To learn more about the lagoon visit the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve webpage here.

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy does important work to protect the area. Learn more by clicking here.

A huge thank you to Sondra Morison for putting together this hike, and to the Sierra Club for registering hikers. Sondra Morison leads hikes with the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club.

Stay tuned for more day hikes by visiting our Day Hikes page.