Lake Calavera Loop

Group of alumni and friends on a hike

Event Date

Lake Calavera Trail Head, Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad 92010

Join our San Diego Active Aggies on this October Lake Calavera Loop hike in Carlsbad. This will be a 2 mile easy hike with a pace set to complete in approximately 1.5-2 hours with stops to rest.

Carlsbad’s Lake Calavera Preserve is the largest of the city’s 13 managed nature preserves, with more than 6 miles of trails, open to hikers, bikers and dogs (on leashes).  The trail that we are going to hike is called the Lake Loop. Fun fact: The area’s centerpiece is Mount Calavera which is a ~ 22 million year old, inactive volcano. Calavera translates to skull in Spanish.        

This is a family and dog friendly event. There is street parking.  Items to bring: Water, sunscreen, hat, and optionally a light snack (nuts, dry fruits, chocolate, etc.).

Columbia Sportswear Company is pleased to extend access to their company employee stores in Richmond, Carlsbad and Portland to members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association by exclusive invitation. CAAA members will be able to enjoy the same Employee pricing they make available to their staff. Columbia offers current season’s products from Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna including the latest outerwear, sportswear, sleeping bags and tents.

After the hike, for those who are CAAA members and would like to take advantage of the Columbia benefit, one of our volunteers will be at the Carlsbad store from 11:30 - 1 p.m. to say hi and to share more about the other activities the San Diego Network offers throughout the year. 

Saturday, October 20
Lake Calavera Loop
9 a.m.
Meeting Location:
Lake Calavera Trail Head (map)
Tamarack Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Parking on Tamarack Ave (on the street next) to the trail head
Trail Map

Columbia Store Meet and Greet with UC Davis San Diego Volunteers
11:30 - 1 p.m.

prAna (Columbia Employee Store) 
3209 Lionshead Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92010

To RSVP for the hike and/to let us know you will be at the store during this time, please click here.