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Gaviota Peak Trail and Hot Springs

Located 20 minutes from Lompoc, the Gaviota Peak Trail offers pristine ocean views from it’s 2,458-foot peak.  The added bonus? Take a dip in the natural milky blue pools of Gaviota Hot Springs! The main trail is 6-mile round trip while the scenic Trespass Trail is a tremendously scenic 6.5-mile loop with 2,150 feet of elevation gain.

The  main trailhead is just off Highway 101 in Gaviota State Park. The trail begins at the fire road and junctions at Trespass Trail where you can head left or right to hike toward the peak. Tresspass trail offers the more challenging and scenic views on the way up. The trail is single track vs. the larger fire road of the main trail.

Gaviota Hot Springs are located half a mile from the main trailhead and only a tenth of a mile off the trail, making it easily accessible and a popular part of the Gaviota Peak Trail hike. To access the hot springs, take the main trailhead off the Highway 101 (in the cul-de-sac) and hike up the main fire road to the junction with Trespass Trail.”Turn left onto Trespass Trail and hike up the road to the next junction until you see the creek. Turn right and follow the creek to its source. The hot springs will be located a tenth of a mile up the overgrown single track.

The uniqueness of Solvang is unmatched - European charm, vineyard views, and mountains accompanied by beaches. You would think the list ends there, but we also have relaxing hot springs, all within 20 minutes of our hotel. ✨
Can you guess where this is?...

If you guessed California, you're right!

This gem of a spot is based right here in our backyard.

The gaviota hot springs stun with their amazing blue waters and natural rock formations. 

Take a dip, won't you?
it do be smelling like eggs tho
🌳🌲🌴 I thought this was called "Tunnel View Trail"  because of this tunnel of trees. Turns out it leads to the sketchy tunnel under the highway. Learned that the hard way 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️
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Just over here missing these two cuties and my sister klink5 😍😍

Dropped them off at LAX last night and it was so hard to say goodbye. Five weeks was too short 😭

We have so many pictures from their visit. I’ll probably be sharing them for weeks 😅
Gaviota Hot Springs are located half a mile from the main trailhead and only a tenth of a mile off the trail, making it easily accessible and a popular part of the Gaviota Peak Trail hike. To access the hot springs, take the main trailhead off the Highway 101 (in the cul-de-sac) and hike up the main fire road to the junction with Trespass Trail.”Turn left onto Trespass Trail and hike up the road to the next junction until you see the creek. Turn right and follow the creek to its source. The hot springs will be located a tenth of a mile up the overgrown single track.

Alternatively called Las Cruces Hot Springs after the small town that once existed along the junction of Highways 1 and 101, Gaviota Hot Springs are two stone mud-bottomed pools set in a palm-lined grotto a steep. Access to these springs is via a 0.7-mile long trail that climbs 400 feet from the trailhead elevation.

The springs flow from the source at about 96 degrees into a large mineral-colored pool, which is sizeable enough to fit around eight people. From here, slightly cooler runoff slides behind the a large shady palm and into a lower pool built of New Deal-era stone masonry.

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