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.
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.
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.
What To Expect: From the ranch gate the trail follows the entry road to a bridge and then heads into Arroyo Quemado Canyon. At about the 2.1 and 2.6 mile marks the trail branches forming a loop up into the mountains or continues on a single track to Camino Cielo.
Trail Rating: Easy at the beginning, but steep in places as you head into the mountains.
Trail Distance: Arroyo Quemado Trail is twelves miles out and back.