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Aniso Trail El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes on the California Central Coast (Day Hike Books).
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