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Groovy Hikes in Gaviota

Just 33 miles west of Santa Barbara on Highway 101, Gaviota State Park is wild, windswept, and spectacularly scenic, with marquee hikes highlighted by brilliant vistas, endurance challenges, craggy caves, and hot springs. Get groovy with it!

Week 07.14.2016
Regions Southern CA

Gaviota Peak

Gaviota Peak in Gaviota State Park

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Some of the best coastal views in the Golden State don’t come easy, but the payoff makes up for the challenge! Head for Gaviota State Park’s headlining hike, Gaviota Peak. It’s a 6.5-mile loop from the trailhead, gaining nearly 2,500 feet in elevation for a true, and truly…
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The Original Mountain Town

Sun Valley Mountain Town

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Thinking of trying something new for a summer vacation? Ever been to Sun Valley? It’s the Original Mountain Town! Yeah, it’s pretty much got everything for the perfect summer vacation—and it’s a quick non-stop flight from SFO or LAX. Reach jaw-dropping views on hikes in the…
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Gaviota Wind Caves

Gaviota Wind Caves

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Here’s a time-efficient, leg-busting adventure to unique topography and ocean views where you’ll witness the true power of the elements! Gaviota State Park is home to the 3-mile out-and-back Gaviota Wind Caves Trail, with over 600 feet in elevation gain. After parking in the…
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Gaviota Hidden Hot Springs

Gaviota Hotsprings

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Whether you need to relax after summiting Gaviota Peak in Gaviota State Park, or just prefer a quick, scenic destination hike, Gaviota Hot Springs is well worth the $2 parking fee. From the dirt lot, the fire road trail starts at a state park sign indicating the way to the peak…
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