Gaviota Hot Springs and Trespass Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
#3 of 6 trails in

Gaviota Hot Springs and Trespass Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Goleta, California that features hot springs. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

walking

hot springs

river

views

no dogs

2.00 parking fee

hiking
3 days ago

Love Gavoita Peak, Great Hike, Great view overall challenging but every little bit is worth it

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I had a lot of fun on this trail. We only went to the Hot Springs, but the views are beautiful and the Springs are tranquil. For a fun, short hike I definitely recommend this one.

If you're coming from US-101 N, take exit 132 towards Lompoc/Vandenberg and turn right at the exit and drive down the hill for parking.

4 months ago

it's a hard incline trail for 3.5 miles and then it goes down the way back. we took the hot springs path up which is wider, less bushes, less thorns, and trespass trail down which is narrow with amazing views. the hot springs are over rated, kinda bullshit and it's a detour from the main trail. in a hot day, take lots of water, 2~3 liters per person because it's pretty open, no shade almost all the way.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Visiting from Scotland I had heard there was a good viewpoint over the Pacific from Gaviota State Park and headed up from Long Beach for a look. The views were great and I did almost get bitten by a rattlesnake so be careful people. It was hard going in the heat but I did come down with a sense of accomplishment and no water left in my backpack - thirsty thirsty!

hiking
7 months ago

Good views from the top. As the map says, make the loop counterclockwise- unless you want a steady and constant climb up a fire road. View at the top is good. But views along the uphill hike were more spectacular. Springs are gross, trashy, and buggy. Shame that people don't pick up after themselves.

7 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Awesome trail. A lot harder than I expected. Uphill most of the way if you take trespass up. Loved every moment though. Scenic and beautiful. Bring water and a snack. It takes awhile.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago