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  • Aniso Trail

    What To Expect: The Aniso Trail is a 2.5 mile long paved bike-way between El Capitan State Beach and Refugio State Beach. A segment of the trail is technically closed due to storm damage.
    Trail Rating: Easy
    Trail Distance: 2.5 Miles one way
  • Arroyo Hondo Historic Adobe

    What To Expect: The adobe at Arroyo Hondo, and a small orchard planted by the padres at the Santa Ines Mission are still present at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve which is now owned and managed by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.
  • Arroyo Hondo Preserve

    What To Expect: Miles of trails reveal a beautiful and dramatic landscape as you wind along the lovely creek and through areas of grassland, oak woodland, and chaparral. Arroyo Hondo was once the site of a Chumash village and it has a well-preserved adobe.
  • Arroyo Hondo Vista Point

    What To Expect: Check out the seven interpretive panels covering the history of the Gaviota Coast on display at this easy- off, easy-on turnout along southbound Hwy 101. Stretch your legs and walk across an old section of Hwy 1 that bridged Arroyo Hondo Canyon.
  • Baron Ranch Trail

    What To Expect: From the ranch gate the trail follows the main road turning inland and heading up into Quemado Canyon. At about the 2.5 mile mark the trail branches forming a loop up into the mountains.
    Trail Rating: Easy at the beginning, but steep in places as you head into the mountains.
    Trail Distance: Six miles out and back.