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Gaviota State Park takes its name from the Spanish word for seagull, given to the area by soldiers of the Portola Expedition who supposedly killed a seagull while camping here in 1769. Marked by a tall Southern Pacific railroad trestle that crosses Gaviota Creek high above the day-use parking lot, the park is a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, surf fishing and camping, despite high winds that often blow through the area. A pier on the west end of the beach is used by anglers, and scuba divers and surfers use a boat hoist on the pier to access the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. Visitors can explore the rugged upland portions of the park from a trailhead in the parking area. Ambitious hikers can climb to Gaviota Peak that offers a spectacular view of the coast and the Channel Islands.

Fun hike! Great views

About a two mile trip to the first set of wind caves and back. Fun trail, with a relatively gradual incline most of the way up. The wind caves are fun.

Fun hike. Took my 11 year old son and he had a great time.

Easy dirt road. The elevation change is pretty steady. Great view at the top! Totally worth it!!

An awesome trail with great views of the ocean and surrounding hills

Very nice trail with impressive wind caves. After reaching the designated end, you can continue on to explore some additional caves. Despite being fairly well trafficked, we saw to King snakes on this trial, so watch your step.

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Absolutely awesome ! great workout and amazing view! it can be a little tough for small children.

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on Gaviota Wind Caves Trail

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