Best Trails Near Gaviota CA

Gaviota has 11 trails in the vicinity, including 6 for walking and 4 hiking trails. These trails range from 2 to 44.4 miles in length. The longest trail in Gaviota is Gaviota State Park to Carpinteria State Beach a well-known trail measuring 44.4 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Gaviota State Park to Carpinteria State Beach, Gaviota Peak and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. Trails.com member Reid P. recently completed Gaviota Pass: Beach-to-Backcountry, Overlook, Hollister Trails.

More information on the best trails in Gaviota can be found below.
  • Gaviota Peak

    3 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    The trail to Gaviota Peak begins in Gaviota State Park and ends in Los Padres National Forest. The trail passes Gaviota Hot Springs, a series of lukewarm, primitive sulphur spring pools that ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to Gaviota Peak begins in Gaviota State Park and ends in Los Padres National Forest. The trail passes Gaviota Hot ...

  • Yucca - Las Cruces Loop Trail: Gaviota State Park

    1 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    This loop hike is part of a network of trails in the mountainous backcountry of the 2,775-acre Gaviota State Park. The Las Cruces Trail is an old ranch road crossing coastal grasslands and chaparral ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop hike is part of a network of trails in the mountainous backcountry of the 2,775-acre Gaviota State Park. The Las ...

  • Gaviota Pass: Beach-to-Backcountry, Overlook, Hollister Trails

    1 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    It would be unfair to say no one stops in Gaviota Pass. The pass hosts a Caltrans rest area, site of the only public restrooms along a 250-mile length of Highway 101 between Los Angeles and the ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    It would be unfair to say no one stops in Gaviota Pass. The pass hosts a Caltrans rest area, site of the only public restrooms ...

  • Gaviota Hot Springs, Gaviota Peak Trail

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    Father Juan Crespi of the 1769 Portolá Expedition dubbed the coastline here San Luis, in honor of the King of France. However, the soldiers of the expedition thought that la gaviota, Spanish ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Father Juan Crespi of the 1769 Portolá Expedition dubbed the coastline here San Luis, in honor of the King of France. However, ...

  • Gaviota Coast Beaches: California Costal Trail

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    As the push to secure Gaviota’s permanent protection in parkland continues, hikers can sample the recreation potential of this wonderful coastline. While it may be a few years before Gaviota ...
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    As the push to secure Gaviota’s permanent protection in parkland continues, hikers can sample the recreation potential of ...

  • Arroyo Hondo Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    A deep sandstone gorge cut by the Arroyo Hondo “Deep Stream” is the highlight of a new preserve on the Gaviota Coast. The 782-acre Arroyo Hondo Ranch was purchased for $7 million by the Land ...
    •  Guide

    A deep sandstone gorge cut by the Arroyo Hondo “Deep Stream” is the highlight of a new preserve on the Gaviota Coast. The ...

  • El Capitan Canyon: Canyon and Ridgetop Trails

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    Before discussing the canyon’s trails, it’s imperative to mention the canyon’s turnaround. What a turnaround! The El Capitan Canyon of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s was a private, drive-in camp with ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Before discussing the canyon’s trails, it’s imperative to mention the canyon’s turnaround. What a turnaround! The El Capitan ...

  • El Capitan, Refugio State Beaches

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    Monarch butterflies and mellow beaches are the highlights of this coast walk north of Santa Barbara. Autumn, when the crowds have thinned and the butterflies have arrived, is a particularly fine ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Monarch butterflies and mellow beaches are the highlights of this coast walk north of Santa Barbara. Autumn, when the crowds ...

  • Tunnel View - Trespass Trail Loop: Gaviota State Park

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    This hike follows a forested path in Gaviota State Park at the base of Gaviota Peak. Along the way are shady groves of large, gnarled oaks and sycamores and open grasslands. There are panoramic ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows a forested path in Gaviota State Park at the base of Gaviota Peak. Along the way are shady groves of large, ...

  • Beach to Backcountry Trail: Gaviota State Park

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    In the mountainous backcountry of the 2,775-acre Gaviota State Park, a network of trails lead to scenic overlooks, sandstone outcroppings, intriguing caves and oakstudded rolling hills. This ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    In the mountainous backcountry of the 2,775-acre Gaviota State Park, a network of trails lead to scenic overlooks, sandstone ...

  • Gaviota State Park to Carpinteria State Beach

    0 Reviews

    Gaviota, CA

    The mix of freeways, backroads, farmlands, and cities serves to remind you that you are now well into that very unique area called southern California. Riding conditions are good, the freeway ...
    •  44.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The mix of freeways, backroads, farmlands, and cities serves to remind you that you are now well into that very unique area ...