Aniso Trail - El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach

Capitan, California

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The Aniso Trail (Chumash for seagull) is a paved hiking and biking trail along the sea cliffs and marine terraces connecting El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach. The trail, an ancient Chumash trade route, follows the bluffs past weathered rock formations and secluded coves, offering constant views of the coastline. El Capitan State Beach sits at the mouth of El Capitan Creek in a extensive riparian woodland of coastal oaks and sycamores. Refugio State Beach, at the mouth of Refugio Canyon, has a palm-lined sandy beach cove and rocky shoreline with tidepools. Refugio Creek meanders through the park.
Day Hikes around Santa Barbara

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Day Hikes around Santa Barbara

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The Aniso Trail (Chumash for seagull) is a paved hiking and biking trail along the sea cliffs and marine terraces connecting El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach. The trail, an ancient Chumash trade route, follows the bluffs past weathered rock formations and secluded coves, offering constant views of the coastline. El Capitan State Beach sits at the mouth of El Capitan Creek in a extensive riparian woodland of coastal oaks and sycamores. Refugio State Beach, at the mouth of Refugio Canyon, has a palm-lined sandy beach cove and rocky shoreline with tidepools. Refugio Creek meanders through the park.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Capitan
Length: 5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Tajiguas
Topo Map: Aniso Trail - El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hikes around Santa Barbara Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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