Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail

Trail Map

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The City of Solana Beach portion of the Coastal Rail Trail meanders between Highway 101 and the Coaster Rail Line along the length of Solana Beach from Via De La Valle at the south to Ocean St. at the north. The trail passes through landscaped area and has examples of public art along the busy corridor. It provides access to the Solana Beach Amtrak station and restaurants and services in downtown Solana Beach. The beach can be accessed from Plaza Drive near the center of the trail. The trail will eventually connect with neighboring cities to form the Coastal Rail Trail from San Diego to Oceanside.

Parking and Trail Access


good for pedestrians, conditionally useful for some bicycle trips

   April, 2015 by john.eldon.5

I have used this trail on several occasions, as a bicyclist and as a pedestrian. When bicycling northbound, I always choose the far more satisfactory Class II bike lane on the coast highway. When bicycling southbound I use the bike lane and sharrows more


   January, 2015 by lisa.trusler.31

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Solana Beach "sidewalk"

   January, 2015 by lisa.trusler.31

Basically you're running on a busy sidewalk alongside a super busy street with tons of traffic. It's not a "trail" at all. read more