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Address: Jefferson Street, Hosp Grove Park Entrance, Carlsbad, CA 92008
07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 17:30
Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful wooded area off I-5

Hilly area started in 1905 as an eucalyptus grove. Has 2 sections with 3 miles of trails, picnic tables, playground and porta potties. Three parking lots. No cost to use.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Hilly area started in 1905 as an eucalyptus grove. Has 2 sections with 3 miles of trails, picnic tables, playground and porta potties. Three parking lots. No cost to use.

Thank Pnemiller
Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This really isn't a forest but definitely a grove of Eucalyptus trees. Trails are well maintained for those who enjoy walking, hiking or jogging. Many people bring their dogs, like myself, but if you do, please remember to clean up so everyone can continue to enjoy the peaceful, serene atmosphere. There's actually 2 parts to Hosp Grove. Part is on... More 

1 Thank Vendrizzi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

these trails are an awesome way to get in a lot exercise in a short period of time ! steep , rouged , & at time challenging , especially it your a trail runner.

1 Thank bartongrasshopper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love this place for walking alone, with friends or with my dog. The eucalyptus trees shade the trails so you can even get a nice respite from hot weather. There's actually 2 sides to this Grove--one on the northwest and one on the eastern side of Monroe Street/El Camino Real. There's several entrances but they all eventually blend together... More 

1 Thank 2fungirls
Kapolei, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Hosp Grove Trails provides a convenient place to do short (or longer is you wish) exercise walks. There is a playground by the parking lot for people with little ones. The trails are well-maintained. Dusty and not very scenic (compared to other places in California).

1 Thank happyretiree1968
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Smallish park with easy hiking trails. We've been taking our kids here since they were small. The teens like to hike on their own while the littles play on the playground.

1 Thank Jessica F
Concord, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Eucalyptis grove, originally planted for train ties, but that didn't work out for the owner. Great place for a short (30 minute) hike, near a Dollar Store, Staples, and other stores.

1 Thank Craigery
Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We walked nearly all of the trails in the Hosp Grove and loved it! There are several different paths to choose from and they vary in elevation and difficulty so one could enjoy the park without having to put a major work out in unless they wanted to opt for some of the steeper trails. Great views of the lagoon... More 

1 Thank dc662015
Tyrone, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Although the trails here are rated moderately difficult, we found the 1.5 mile loop walk relatively easy. The huge, peeling trees were stunning. Great place for a little exercise. There is, however, quite a bit of traffic noise, as this charming park is wedged between busy streets.

1 Thank Susan B
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

My first visit: Saturday morning around 8am with 2 dogs in tow. Lovely trail, super accessible, enjoyable & easy hike. Look out for families with small kids, dogs off-leash if you have highly reactive dogs like I do. A Springer Spaniel came bounding over a hill followed shortly by his owners. I made sure to stop and hold my dogs... More 

2 Thank KellyB3

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