ENCINITAS–Encinitas city leaders will reopen the coastal rail trail and the walking path on Highway 101 effective April 24.
The city’s decision to open the trails was based on the continued effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases.
All trails will be open (except for trails located at Manchester Preserve which was closed by the Center for Natural Lands Management). The parking lots remain closed.
The public is adviced to follow social distancing and avoid congestion and congregating on the trails. The public will travel on the right and pass on the left to avoid contact with people moving in an opposing direction, the city stated.
The city also recommends facial coverings while walking on the trails.
Anyone not complying to the San Diego County health order may be cited and facilities may need to be closed, the city warns.