Life besides the beach does exist in Carlsbad. Surprising but the city does have small parks and off-road hiking available. One such pocket is Veterans Park Trails near Legoland. I decided to go exercise here and this is the first thing you see at the trailhead.
And found cactus and lots of mud, but no snakes.
Somehow the wildlife all knew to be on the other side of the fence.
At the top was the great Pacific view.