Living in North County can mean something new to do all the time. From bird watching and the beach to lagoons and free jazz concerts in the summer, you'll never be at a loss for an activity to enjoy. Hiking is a big draw to the area, as well. If you love to hike, here are nine great North County places to do that.
1). Rancho Carillo Trails, Carlsbad
This 2-mile hike is great for beginners. With an elevation gain of 100 feet, you won't be spending a lot of time on steep inclines. It's excellent for kids, dogs, and mountain biking, and takes about an hour. You can expect to see ranch lands, plenty of greenery, and the occasional small animal.
2). San Elijo Lagoon, Encinitas
The San Elijo Lagoon is on the Cardiff Beach to Swami's hike, but you can…