Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

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.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 154 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (48)
Photos (65)
Recordings (49)
Completed (183)
Jonathan Gutierrez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 28, 2020
Hiking

Great little trail, easy walk with beautiful beaches and views.

View Jonathan 's Recording
Shana Wright
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 28, 2020
Hiking

Mostly paved. Good birding. Explore UCSB albeit closed. Great loop around the lagoon which is the only section that doesn’t offer paved surface. From the parking lot, go left at the trail’s first fork.

View Shana's Recording
Alecia Grimes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 15, 2020
Walking

Easy trail to explore UCSB. Parking was easy at Goleta State Park. We would come again but park on campus and end at the beaches near the lagoon.

Joanne Bennett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 13, 2020
OHV/Off Road Driving

The trail for cycling ends at the university although it indicates it goes in a loop. It ends at stairs so you have to turn around.

View Joanne's Recording
Alisa Hoyt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 22, 2018
Walking

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.

Marlene Juarez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 19, 2017

Nice views. Good family time

Josette Uline
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 24, 2017

trail not clearly marked in some places

Paul Gamlowski
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 30, 2013
Hiking

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.

Ei Ei Khin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 26, 2011
Hiking
First to Review

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.

Mary Jane Pilson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 13, 2020
Road biking
View Mary Jane's Recording
Mary Jane Pilson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 11, 2020
Road biking
View Mary Jane's Recording
Chris Tipton-King
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 6, 2020
Hiking
View Chris's Recording
Shaun Klennert
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 5, 2020
Hiking
View Shaun's Recording
Mitzy-Sarahí Pérez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 26, 2020
Hiking
View Mitzy-Sarahí's Recording
Paola Medina
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 26, 2020
Hiking
View Paola's Recording
Anna Valerjev
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 25, 2020
Hiking
View Anna's Recording
David Viero
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 21, 2020
Mountain biking
View David's Recording
Sean Wong
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 19, 2020
Hiking
View Sean's Recording
Cristi M.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 22, 2020
Hiking
View Cristi's Recording
Lira Hemphill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 19, 2020
Running
View Lira's Recording
Chatarin Wangsanuwat
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 23, 2020
Hiking
View Chatarin's Recording
Brian Casey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 21, 2020
Hiking
View Brian's Recording
Jerel Kolling
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 21, 2020
Hiking
View Jerel's Recording
Anne Belot
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 1, 2020
Hiking
View Anne's Recording
Tory Moore
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 25, 2020
Hiking
View Tory's Recording
Jerel Kolling
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 24, 2020
Hiking
View Jerel's Recording
Jerel Kolling
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 24, 2020
Hiking
View Jerel's Recording
Anne Belot
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 9, 2020
Hiking
View Anne's Recording
Christopher Kurwie
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 5, 2020
Hiking
View Christopher's Recording
Richard Wollack
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 24, 2019
Walking
View Richard's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 48