One of my favorite areas in Santa Barbara / Goleta. Gorgeous bluffs and then an easy descent down to the beach.

The monarch trails in the forest are currently closed because the trees are dying. Check the butterfly grove website.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great family workout, we took our double jogging stroller and strapped up our 6 month old and our almost 4 year old. The views were amazing you get a little bit of both worlds beach and mountains. Definitely going back again!

trail running
Friday, April 14, 2017

I love the bluffs and run them frequently when we are visiting the area. They are a great place for a run or a casual walk, and it is pretty easy to drop down to the beach for an even better experience. The ocean views are awesome. The ocean sounds are awesome. It is a good place to be quiet and let your mind think/wander. A huge plus right now is that the entire bluff is green! This is truly a rare occurrence and makes a visit all the better.

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Easy hike for the kids. Enjoy the butterflies in the late winter.

Wonderful experience to see the Monarch butterflies and a short walk to the beach for awesome views!

walking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

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

hiking
Monday, November 02, 2015

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!

It was fun to walk around and explore the bluffs.

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

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!

hiking
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Easy walking on bluffs with spectacular ocean and mountain views!!!

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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