Douglas Family Preserve

Santa Barbara, California 93105

Douglas Family Preserve

Douglas Family Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"The Douglas Family Preserve (also known as the Santa Barbara Coastal Bluffs) is a 70-acre grassy mesa with over 2,200 feet of rare, undeveloped ocean frontage. The preserve is covered with mature oak, eucalyptus and cypress trees. The trail loops around the 150-foot mesa along the edge of the cliffs. Below the cliffs is the picturesque Arroyo Burro Beach, locally known as Hendry’s Beach. There are picnic areas and a paved biking and walking path."

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Remember to stop to look between the trees to see the amazing views. The center trees are elfin trees that droop their branches- planted there so children can "hide" in their own little world. Other trees include eucalyptus and oaks and sycamores and cyprus.About 1959 I planted the trees and other mature plants as a memorial to Herschel Danielovitch, father of actor Kirk Douglas. Planted at the request of Kirk Douglas with the permision of the owners, the Wilcox family and the urging of the City of Santa Barbara and the County of Santa Barbara.

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Trail Information

Santa Barbara
Nearby City
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
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Sep 2018