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: 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.
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.