- Find a Trail
- My TrailLink
- Explore Trails
- About Us
- Get Involved
The Inland Rail Trail runs alongside the Sprinter light rail service connecting Escondido to Oceanside. The trail runs for over ten miles through the San Diego County communities of Escondido, San Marcos and parts of Vista, with a 3-mile continuation through Vista added to the route in January 2021. A short, disconnected half-mile portion of trail was also constructed between North Drive and Melrose Drive in Vista and the edge of Oceanside, which will eventually be joined to the rest of the trail. In the future, the trail will extend a total of 21 miles to a terminus at the Coastal Rail Trail on Wisconsin Avenue in Oceanside.
The setting for the Inland Rail Trail between Escondido, San Marcos and Vista is urban with the rail line on one side and parallel roads nearby. The trail gives access to Palomar College and the Escondido Transit Center, where it also meets the Escondido Creek Bike Path.
Free parking for the Inland Rail Trail is available at the Escondido Transit Center (700 W. Valley Parkway).
TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy
(a non-profit) and we need your support!