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Hiking Trails: Info & Descriptions


Video Journals

Gaviota Peak & Hot Springs

Hike to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains for great ocean views.
Visit a hot spring along the way.

Lesson: Geothermal Springs


San Rafael Overnight

A beautiful riparian wilderness trail, easily done by families, takes you into the backcountry.

Lesson: Garter Snake


Figueroa Mountain Meander

Drive up the mountain to hike down the Davy Brown Trail, marvel at showy wildflowers and enjoy a picnic.

Lesson: Oak Communities


Rattlesnake Canyon Romp

Enjoy shady creekside hiking, a meadow and gorgeous views, and
no, it's not crawling with snakes.

Lesson: Riparian Habitat


Lake Cachuma Limber

Lope along the lakeshore from the nature center to the dam. A level trail through woodland and chaparral.

Lesson: Watersheds


Devereux Slough Stroll

A two-hour stroll reveals unique vernal pools, a range of habitats, thousands of shorebirds and the Snowy Plover.

Lesson: Vernal Pools


Santa Cruz Island Raid

Hike the Cavern Loop or one of three other trails departing the Scorpion Anchorage area.

Lesson: Biodiversity


Point Conception Challenge

Coastal California as it used to be. Try and reach the lighthouse as you follow the footsteps of a Spanish expedition.

Lesson: Tides & Currents