Central Coast Hikes

Sisquoc WSR
Sisqouc River Trail
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(Paraphrased from “Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara” by Robert Stone, Day Hike Books Inc, 2010) Distance: 11.1mi to Sisquoc River Trail intersection (from there out and back to your desired…

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photo by Jack Schlinkert.
Gaviota Peak
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Features: (from Hikespeak.com) 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…

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Cozy Dell Trail (Sheldon Canyon/Cozy Dell Canyon)
Cozy Dell Trail (Sheldon Canyon/Cozy Dell Canyon) 1024 456 California Wilderness Coalition

Here’s a great sunset or half day hike for you Central Coast fans with great views of the Ojai Valley. The moderate hike will lead you through oak groves that…

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Potrero John Trail
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(Taken from “Day Hikes around Santa Barbara” by Robert Stone 2010) Hiking Time: 2 hours Elevation gain: 600ft Features: Potrero John Canyon is tucked into the southern face of Pine Mountain…

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Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail
Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail 1024 416 California Wilderness Coalition

(Paraphrased from “Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara” by Robert Stone 2010 Day Hike Books Inc) Distance: 6.4 Miles round trip Time: 3.5 Hours Elevation Gain: 600 ft. Best Map to…

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photo by Cheryl Frei
Lower Manzana Creek
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Distance: 5.6 Miles (3 hours) Elevation Gain/Loss: 250 ft Best Map to Use: USGS and USFS Map: San Rafael Wilderness Features: (Paraphrased from “Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara” by Robert Stone…

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Sespe
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Features: Sespe Creek flows from the wild Topa Topa Mountains in northern Ventura County. Because most rivers and streams in southern California have been dammed, diverted, and channelized, the free…

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