The Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail is planned as a Class I bike path, separated from motor vehicle traffic. This two-mile segment would be the first segment of the Coastal Rail Trail in Encinitas. It would extend along the coastal rail line from E Street in Downtown Encinitas to Chesterfield Drive in Cardiff.
The path is intended to provide a comfortable bike riding environment for people of all ages and abilities. It would connect many community assets along the way, including the Downtown Encinitas COASTER station, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the Santa Fe Drive rail undercrossing, Swamis Seaside Park, the future Montgomery Avenue undercrossing, George Berkich Park, Cardiff Elementary School, Cardiff State Beach, San Elijo State Beach and Campground, Carpentier Parkway, Downtown Cardiff, and Glen Park.
The project is currently in the design phase. After the design is completed, it will transition to environmental review, engineering, and construction.