What To Expect: This trail (fire road) starts in Gaviota State Park and then continues into the Los Padres National Forest where it reaches the tallest point along the Gaviota Coast after climbing over 2,000 ft.
Trail Rating: Gaviota Peak Trail is strenuous. Others range from easy to moderate.
What To Expect: The hike is about 12 miles round trip following mostly ranch roads. It makes a large loop starting near the coast following one side of El Capitan Canyon up into the hills and then returning back along the opposite side of the canyon.