Category Archives: Hiking

Grass Mountain

Grass Mountain
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Address:
5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Depending on the season, the trail may feature beautiful wildflowers which adds to its popularity. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rated as difficult; dogs on leash are also able to use this trail.

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area but has commanding views over most the surrounding area.

The Grass Mountain hiking trail is part of The Midland School trails, a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail head, where permit boxes are located.

Finding the Trailhead: Shortly after passing what was formerly Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, as you ascend Figueroa Mountain Road, you will cross over a cattle guard. Parking should be availab
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Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake
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Address:
For GPS, Input: 1 Lakeview Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93105

From the South: Take Highway 101 north to Santa Barbara. Take the "Cachuma Lake/Highway 154" exit and follow the signs. Drive approximately 18 miles. There is a sign for the park ½ mile before the entrance, and there is a right turn lane to use for your safety.

From the North:Take Highway 101 south to the "Cachuma Lake/Highway 154" exit. Make a left at the stop sign and drive approximately 14 miles. There is a sign ¼ mile before the park entrance, and there is a left turn lane to use for your safety.
Phone:
(805) 568-2460
Hours:
Park Reservations Call Center
Monday through Friday, except holidays
9:00AM to 3:00PM
(805) 568-2460

Park Administration Office
Monday through Friday, except holidays
8:00AM to 5:00PM, Closed from 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Open every day
Day-Use hours are from 6:00AM to Sunset
Office hours are from 7:00AM to 3:30PM
Gate is staffed from 7:00AM to 5:00PM and staffed later on Fridays during the summer.
Website:
countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc
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Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding.

The County entered into a long-term lease with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation in 1953 to manage the 9,000 acre Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Cachuma Lake was formed by the construction of Bradbury Dam in that same year.

Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the beaches and bustle of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang. At any age... in any season... you'll find that the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers a fun and relaxing getaway.
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You'll find a fully stocked general store, gas station, coin-operated laundromat, and hot showers. Great care has been taken to make our facilities accessible to everyone. Children's playgrounds, lake cruises, the nature center, fishing piers, and hiking trails await you and your family. The Marina is open year-round and sells bait and tackle, fuel and fishing licenses. They also have a full rental fleet to get you out on the water.
Dogs are Welcome! The money collected from the dog fee program has paid for and will continue to upkeep a dog park for you to take advantage of when you come to stay with us! Please be sure to read the signs before you enter and remember all other rules still apply. Dogs are required to be on a leash of 6 ft. or less anywhere else in the Park. We ask all dog handlers to bring a current copy of proof of rabies vaccination. Don't forget dogs are allowed in boats, as long as they have no contact with the water at any time. There is a fee per day per dog

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Nojoqui Falls Park

Nojoqui Falls Park
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Address:
Nojoqui Falls Park
3250 Alisal Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone:
(805) 568-2460
Hours:
8:00 AM to Sunset
Website:
www.countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/nojoqui-falls.sbc
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Nojoqui Falls Parks is located just off Highway 101 north of the Gaviota Tunnel between Santa Barbara and Buellton. In addition to picnic tables and playing fields, the park offers a short hike to an eighty-foot waterfall. This two-thirds of a mile round trip trail ascends 175 feet up a shaded canyon to the enchanting Nojoqui Falls.
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Ball Fields, BBQ Grills, Benches or Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, Playground, Restrooms.

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