SANTA BARBARA COAST- SERIES OF HIKES
Join me on yet another CDH series as I take on the Santa Barbara Coastal Range. We’ll hike a series of trails we’ve taken before that will be interesting with views of the ocean on most of them. Starting north at Gaviota, we’ll conclude the series in Montecito. Due to a predicted heavy rainy season, I’m sure we may have to reschedule a hike or two. This series is definitely meant to be more visual than physical, thus, less conditioning but more of a mental enlightenment. Therefore, we will hike together as a group and enjoy the beauty that this series offers.
SANTA BARBARA COASTAL RANGE TREK-2 (GAVIOTA PEAK & HOT SPRINGS)
We’ll continue the Santa Barbara Coastal series in Gaviota State Park, which will take us to The Gaviota Peak Springs and Hot Springs, and we’ll follow both The Trespass and Tunnel View Trails to give us a total of 10+ miles on this loop hike. This area is at least 1.5 hours drive from Thousand Oaks, so keep that in mind when signing on. Devote the whole day to this and don’t sign on if you have other commitments later that day. After the hike, you can join me for an optional late lunch.
I highly recommend car pooling if we have a large turn out. Otherwise, you could have a ways to walk to the trailhead. I’ve set up a very convenient earlier meetup location in Thousand Oaks
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Gaviota Hot Springs Trailhead at 9:00 a.m.
MEETUP DIRECTIONS: Take the 101 Fwy. to the Hwy 1 exit. turn right on Hwy 1 (don’t head to Lom Poc) and make another right immediately onto the frontage road and continue 0.3 miles to the Gaviota State Park parking lot at the road’s end. SEE MAP ABOVE
EARLIER MEETUP TIME, LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: For those out my way, we can meet at the Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 7:15 a.m. It’s just south of the 101 Fwy and 23 Fwy interchange. Have a full tank of gas and be willing to drive if needed. Those that don’t drive can help pay for gas. It’s about 1.5 hour’s drive to Gaviota State Park.
DISTANCE: 10+ miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 2000’/2000′
THE PACE: 2.5 mph
DURATION: 6 hours
TERRAIN: Single and double track trails
OPTIONAL LUNCH: I’ll be stopping off at The High Sierra Bar and Grill in Goleta for lunch.
521 Firestone Rd, Goleta
MY CELL# IS 805-358-5972
Rain cancels the hike. I will reschedule for another day.
You don’t need to RSVP “NO” if you can’t make it–let’s save the “NOs” for the folks that wanted to go, then needed to change their minds.
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