Goleta Beach and the UCSB Lagoon Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Goleta Beach and the UCSB Lagoon Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goleta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
154 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

3 months ago

If you go to UCSB or work there, this is a great trail. If you love bird watching, you'll dig the lagoon. This mixed use trail is pieced together with sections of single track, bike path, hardpack, and maintained crushed granite walkways. There are interpretive signs around the lagoon educating about birds, plant life, restoration, whale migration, and more. If you are from out of town looking for a place to explore, I wouldn't recommend this hike over some others, with one exception: the Lagoon Island Labyrinth. This labyrinth is the largest I've personally seen (out of several), and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Overall, a nice morning walk, with plenty of parking at Goleta State Beach.

6 months ago

Nice views. Good family time

7 months ago

trail not clearly marked in some places

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A beautiful hike nearby Goleta beach and UCSB. There is also a bicycle path that will take a person toward the scenic and seaside areas of Santa Barbara.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh, what fond memories. At the lagoon, I have meditated for a class, checked out Black-necked Stilts for another, and taken the K9 for strolls. The beach is perfect for a picnic with kids, dogs, and tired graduate students. Both are great for bike trips.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Saturday, November 12, 2016

road biking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Saturday, January 12, 2013