Carpinteria State Beach to Leo Carrillo State Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Southern California ambiance and plenty of it is found on this fairly easy ride that ends at the outskirts of Los Angeles. With a generous mix of Spanish architecture, palm trees, famous surfing beaches, a national park, and a historic mission, the countryside between Carpinteria State Beach and Leo Carrillo State Beach is fascinating. Scenery varies with nearly every turn of the pedal. Of course, people play a large role in creating ambiance. Many Californians spend a great deal of time outdoors swimming, sunbathing, sailing, walking, and, of course, bicycling. Take this opportunity to check out some of the extremes in cycling attire. (Some of these fashions will work their way to the rest of the country in the next few years.) The amazing duality of this area is evident wherever you look; from the beautiful sand-covered beaches with views of offshore oil rigs, to the wilderness peninsula located at the sprawling edge of the megalopolis that is Los Angeles."