The starting point is the north end of N. Rios Ave. From Interstate 5, take Lomas Sante Fe Dr. west. Go to N. Rios and go north to the end. This interesction is close to the Solana Beach train station with restroom facilities on Cedros Street.
The easy, scenic trail is about one mile long. At its end there is an optional lookout point, which can be reached by taking Annie's canyon, a steep, narrow and slippery slot canyon. In addition, we can visit the Visitor's Center off Manchester Road. It includes an easy hike/walk through the Preserve. There are several lunch locations nearby. Hiking sticks are encouraged.