El Capitan State Beach Nature Trail Santa Barbara beach hike trail Goleta California
On the beautiful coast west of Santa Barbara, you'll find El Capitán State Beach, a 2,600-acre California State Park with a large campground and hiking trails. The park's top draw is the beach, and while you can drive right up to a strip of surf-friendly sand, you may also want to stretch your legs on the park's short nature trail. The Nature Trail loops through a lush... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Goleta · Nature Trails · Ocean Views
Distance: 0.35 miles · Elevation change: 18 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
El Capitan State Beach Campground Santa Barbara area camp Goleta California beach camping
Santa Barbara County is famous for its beautiful beaches, and El Capitán State Beach is one worth noting, allowing visitors to camp on a low bluff just above the ocean. El Capitán State Beach is a fun place to camp with family and friends, relaxing by the ocean and falling asleep to the sound of the waves each night. The campground is located on a point 17 miles west... Read more.
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Refugio State Beach Campground Santa Barbara area camp Goleta California Campers RV beach camping
Located along the Pacific Ocean, twenty miles west of Santa Barbara, Refugio State Beach has 66 standard sites and one group site that can be reserved in advance for an ocean view camping experience. Palm trees line the beachfront campground, which is split down the middle by the leisurely flowing Refugio Creek. The meeting of the Refugio Creek and the Pacific Ocean... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Gaviota Pass Overlook hike Gaviota State Park Trails Lompoc California
Gaviota State Park preserves 2,787 oceanfront acres in the rugged and beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara. If the park was not sliced down the middle by Highway 101, it would surely be one of the most popular state parks on the Central Coast. The presence of the freeway certainly cuts down on crowds, enabling hikers to enjoy the largely untainted scenery... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 24, 2017
Gaviota State Park Tunnel View Trail Trespass Trail Loop Santa Barbara hike California Highway 101
On Tunnel View Trail, you can expect to see exactly what the name advertises, a view of the Gaviota Tunnel crossed by northbound traffic on Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Buellton. You can also expect this 2.6 mile loop with 600 feet of elevation gain to deliver a rustic hiking experience up a narrow overgrown trail. If you could tune out the din of the freeway... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Gaviota State Park · Goleta · Santa Ynez Mountains
Distance: 2.6 miles · Elevation change: 600 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017
Gaviota Hot Springs Trail Los Padres Santa Barbara hike Gaviota State Park spring
Driving up Highway 101 through the Gaviota Tunnel west of Santa Barbara, you might be unaware that a natural hot springs is less than a mile from the roadway. Gaviota Hot Springs is more warm than it is hot, but the blue sulfery water attracts its share of bathers. The springs are half a mile from the trailhead and only a tenth of a mile off the trail to Gaviota Peak,... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Gaviota State Park · Goleta · Hot Springs · Santa Ynez Mountains
Distance: 1 mile · Elevation change: 400 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 22, 2017
Gaviota Peak Trespass Trail Los Padres Santa Barbara hike - Gaviota Peak sits at the lofty west end of the Santa Ynez Mountains behind Santa Barbara. The 2,458-foot peak is just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, putting it in prime position to offer eye-popping views. There are two routes to the summit from the trailhead in Gaviota State Park. The traditional Gaviota Peak Trail is 3.15 miles one-way, while the immensely scenic Trespass Trail is 3.35 miles one-way - a superb 6.5-mile loop with 2,150 feet of elevation gain
Gaviota Peak sits at the lofty west end of the Santa Ynez Mountains behind Santa Barbara. The 2,458-foot peak is just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, putting it in prime position to offer eye-popping views. There are two routes to the summit from the trailhead in Gaviota State Park. The traditional Gaviota Peak Trail is 3.15 miles one-way, while the immensely scenic... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Gaviota Wind Caves Gaviota State Park hike Santa Barbara California
The Gaviota Wind Caves are a sandstone formation located a mile from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara. The hike to the wind-swept caves is 2.5 miles round trip with 600 feet of elevation gain. One good thing about the Gaviota Wild Caves is that they are easy to get to from the 101. In fact, the wind caves can be seen from the freeway.... Read more.
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