Abeja Loop Trail | CLOSED | San Marcos, CA

Trail Stats

3.4 miles
Elevation Gain
833 feet
Total Time
1 hours 48 minutes
Moving Time
1 hours 35 minutes

Abeja Loop Trail is a 3.4-mile trail with 833 feet of elevation gain and is located in San Marcos, CA. This information is only being provided for informational purposes since the trail is closed. These pictures and videos are from 2018 when I did my 52 hikes in 52 weeks challenge.

This trail is currently closed and is unknown if it will re-open. Please make sure to conduct further research before heading to do this trail. If it does re-open, please drop a comment down below so I can update the post and let others know.

Parking & Getting There

When the trail was open, you could navigate to the intersection of Las Posas Road and Via Artista. There was parking on the side of the road. Then you would head to the dirt trail on the side of Las Posas Road to make your way to the official trial head.

The Trail

Abeja Loop offered a great workout that was easily accessible. It is unfortunate that the trail has been closed. For locals, this would be a great place to go for a morning or evening hike that provided a challenge.

Going up the trail you are very exposed to the sun so it’s important to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. The trail was also full of loose dirt and rock on the incline so it’s highly recommended to have proper footwear.

Another interesting part of this trail was the car halfway up the mountain. I am always curious how these cars got to such crazy locations and then left behind. If you have any insight to what happened here, please drop a comment below!

The trail had a nice width to it, which made it comfortable going up in the warmer weather and being able to keep an eye out for snakes. From the top, there is plenty of great views of the surrounding area.


Looking back at Abeja Loop Trail, it was definitely a well-maintained trail that has some good elevation grade to provide a challenge. If the trail re-opens I might re-visit, but it would not be my first pick since I am not that close. If the trail was local to me, I would take good advantage of it!

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Wrap Up

Is there a specific hike that you would like to see next? Leave a comment down below or reach out via the Contact Form and hopefully, I will be able to get a recap and virtual hike posted soon! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your adventure.

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