The Highway 56 Bike Path provides a traffic-separated connection between inland and coastal San Diego County. The route gradually inclines traveling inland and parallels State Route 56 closely for much of the way. There's a short on-road segment on Azuaga Street near Interstate 15 at the northeast end of the trail.
Parking and Trail Access
On the western end of the trail, a parking area is available at the intersection of Clews Ranch Road and Carmel Country Road. On the eastern end of the trail, parking is available in nearby Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park (10152 Rancho Carmel Drive).
New to cycling
I rode this path this past Saturday. I started in Del Mar and hijacked the ride from there to Rancho Penasquitos and back. I used the Mappy Thing to locate this trail and it turned out to be a nice ride for a beginner like me. The hills are not steep ...
A Nice Utilitarian Trail for Southern California
This trail is not a big draw for tourists, but it's popular for exercise and for getting between Interstate Routes 5 and 15 in north San Diego County. There is a fairly steep quarter-mile climb on Azuaga Street going east near the east end of the trail. ...