Elwood Bluffs/Coronado Butterfly Preserve

EASY 8 reviews

Elwood Bluffs/Coronado Butterfly Preserve is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near Goleta, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles 36 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running



wild flowers


23 days ago

I used to walk the trails of the Ellwood Bluffs SO often, growing up in Goleta. They are so well-maintained and diverse, good for walking/mild hiking, off-road biking, jogging, bird-watching, and photoshoots. The monarch butterflies spend some time here each year during their long migration, and the eucalyptus groves smell amazing. You can easily walk from the parking lot, through the bluffs, and down the cliff to the beach.

7 months ago

Nice breeze. Pretty views. Somewhat busy for a Tuesday.

11 months ago

Loved walking this trail! It's perfect for those times when you want to get your blood pumping without doing anything too strenuous. Beautiful views all around!

1 year ago

It was fun to walk around and explore the bluffs.

1 year ago

Lovely trails beautiful views. Easy walking paths but some scary cliffs. Dogs love it there!!

2 years ago

Great walking trails, unfortunately not many monarchs 1/20/14, but plenty of wildlife ie gofers, birds, a hawk or two and some beautiful horses with riders. Definitely go all the way to the beach and hit the cliffs!

3 years ago

This is an easy trail, very beautiful, trail goes through a little Forrest and up to the beach. beach is also accessible as you walk down south more and down a rock trail. Great place for a nice jog

5 years ago

Close to UCSB, access to beach and great running pathes.