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Best nature trips trails in Goleta, California

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Goleta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Goleta, California
Top trails (17)
#1 - Gaviota Hot Springs and Trespass Trail
Gaviota State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
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#2 - Tequepis Trail
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
#3 - Figueroa Mountain to Davy Brown Campsite Trail
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
#4 - Bill Wallace El Capitan Trail
El Capitan State Beach
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
#5 - Goleta Beach and the UCSB Lagoon Trail
Goleta Beach County Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#6 - Tunnel View Loop Trail
Gaviota State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Starting near the bottom of Trespass Trail, the trail takes a somewhat lower route for a different viewpoint that includes the Gaviota Tunnel before meeting Trespass Trail again. The route is just over a mile and becomes a 3 mile loop with Trespass.Show more
#7 - Los Carneros Park Trail
Lake Los Carneros Ecological Preserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, hikers report that the bridge is currently closed off. For now, you can finish the loop by taking Covington Way back to the starting point.Show more
#8 - Beach to Wind Caves and Backcountry Trail
Gaviota State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#9 - Coal Oil Point Reserve Tour
Coal Oil Point Reserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 59 m
Friendly docents are on duty at Sands Beach most daylight hours and guided tours are available on the 1st Saturday of each month. To reserve a tour, please visit https://copr.nrs.ucsb.edu/welcome-coal-oil-point-reserve.Show more
#10 - Overlook Fire Road
Gaviota State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Overlook Fire Road—This 3-mile round trip is worth the climb—at the top you are greeted by a sweeping vista of the Channel Islands. Show more
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