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Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve

Carpinteria, California

Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve

Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This short coastal trail is a small bluff-top oasis of undeveloped land for a peaceful hike with views across to the Channel Islands and southward to Rincon Point.

Carpinteria was home to the Chumash Indians until the arrival of Europeans. In 1769 it was the Spanish Portola expedition that first encountered the natives, where the pier stands today. They saw a group building canoes and called the site La Carpinteria (carpentry workshop). The natural tar seeping from the beach is the material that Chumash used to waterproof the canoes. Carpinteria’s history is closely linked to Santa Barbara’s history, the Spanish mission system and presidios, and Mexican land grants before California became a state. It is part of Southern California’s community of beach resort towns and was incorporated as a city in 1965."

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Trail Information

Carpinteria
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Coastal Trails of Southern California

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Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
123 feet
Trailhead Elevation
123 feet
Top Elevation
Views, Wild Flowers
Features
City of Carpinteria
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