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. (more…)View Listing
Ranked the #1 hike in Lompoc, Bodger Trail (also known as Lookout Point) is only a 5 minute drive from downtown Lompoc a local favorite that boasts expansive, panoramic views of the Lompoc Valley. Hike through the lush valley with abundant seasonal wildflowers, greenery and wildlife. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy almost 130 degree views of the valley floor below. The trail is steep but lightly traveled and well worth the 1.5 mile round trip! (more…)View Listing
At first glance, Nojoqui Falls County Park (pronounced na-hoo-ui) near Lompoc looks like your average city park with sports fields, barbeque grills and group picnic areas. But tucked away toward the back of this park is a local secret – a 100-foot waterfall that tumbles down from high cliffs into a natural pool. Hike the short 15 minute trail to see one of Santa Barbara County’s few year round waterfalls – an easy stroll for all ages.
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Get your history lesson, and take a hike, too! La Purisima is home to 25 miles of hiking trails over 2,000 acres, connecting to the back country. Most of the trails are sandy and lead through a mix of chaparral and oak and are home to a healthy population of wildlife. The Vista Del La Cruz Trail starts right behind the Visitor’s Center and leads up to the cross on the hill overlooking the Mission, about a half mile round trip. Dogs allowed. Gate entrance fee. Open dailyMORE ON MISSION View Listing