Tar Pits/Carpinteria Bluffs

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Tar Pits/Carpinteria Bluffs is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carpinteria, California that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

A nice trail. Heavy traffic. Joggers, walkers, bikers, dogs on and off leashes. Some of the tar is still fresh. Avoid stepping in it or you may have a gooey mess on the bottom of your shoes. Also, at one point the trail crosses the RR tracks. Always listen for train whistles. Great views of the ocean. Some sections of the beach are closed due to harbor seal sancuaries.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

hiking
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Got to experience this beautiful beach and hiking trail while staying in Santa Barbara for some training in 2012.

It was my first time in CA, and I would love nothing more than to go back. I only had time to hike a portion of the full trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

walking
Friday, January 20, 2012