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    Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail

    Goleta, California

    Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail

    Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail Professional Guide

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    "The first thing you’ll see upon entering the parking lot is a big sign with a dog, a circle, and a slash. This means no dogs allowed on the beach. Unfortunately, there just aren’t many beaches in Southern California where dogs are allowed on the beach. It is a shame, because this is a large enough coastline that it seems there could be some type of accommodation made for dog lovers, but alas, such is not the case. However, just because dogs are not allowed to wander on the beach does not mean that this is a trip taken in vain. In fact, there is a wonderful paved pathway between El Capitan and Refugio that covers the 2.5-mile distance between the beaches where dogs are allowed. The biking, walking, and jogging path travels atop the bluffs providing captivating views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands from a vantage point that is second to none. Of course, the dogs have to remain on a leash, but the easy walk is worth it, if only for the ocean overlooks."

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    Goleta
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    Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California

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    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    5.4
    Distance
    100 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    2 hours
    Duration
    Refugio State Beach
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