Top 4 Hiking Trails in Lompoc
With our lush rolling hills and scenic beach bluffs, hiking in Lompoc is an adventure that’s fun for hikers of all ages and skill levels!
Whether the path leads to one of the oldest lighthouses in California or a 130-degree view of Lompoc Valley – the destinations will dazzle you, but the fun is in getting there on our beautiful trails!
Here is our list of the top four places to hike in Lompoc!
Ranked the #1 hiking tail in Lompoc, this .7-mile trail will take you through green bushes and wildflowers as you make your way up the path. The trail itself is paved most of the way but a short, steep incline makes the trail ideal for intermediate hikers. Once you reach the top, expect a stunning panoramic view of the valley and the Pacific Ocean.
Tips from hikers: There isn’t any shade on this trail so be sure to pack water and wear sunscreen and a hat!
Located 30 minutes from the epicenter of Lompoc, Jalama Beach is a popular destination for surfing, camping, fishing, bird watching and, of course, hiking! The many trails that loop around the bluffs surrounding the beach are perfect for hikers of all skill levels. Hike to the top of the bluff for an awe-inspiring view of the ocean and Jalama Beach.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop at Jalama Beach Grill for one of their famous Jalama Burgers!
Tips from hikers: Expect a $10 fee for parking and $3 for dogs if you plan to take them on the actual beach.
Point Sal Overlook
Another highly rated favorite among avid hikers, the Point Sal Overlook trail is a ten-mile route on paved and well-maintained dirt trails. Surrounded by seasonal wildflowers and a breathtakingly gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean and valley, this intermediate/difficult trail is well worth the hike.
Tips from hikers: The trailhead off Brown Rd is closed temporarily for construction, so check a map before you go for alternate routes!
With over 25 miles of hiking trails, La Purisima Mission has a variety of trails that will keep you coming back to explore. The flat, wide trails make these routes ideal for hikers of all skill levels who just want to enjoy a stroll through nature, a horseback ride, or an easy trail run. Trails in this area range from very shaded to completely uncovered, so be sure to bring sunscreen and water.
Tips from hikers: There can be a lot of wildlife in this area so bring a camera!