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Lompoc, California Map
28 days ago

There is a lot of nature on this trail. I always see deer, rabbits (which seem rare in other areas now), and plenty of birds and snakes. It is a flat and peaceful hike

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, moderate. You will pass a couple old cars left out there which was interesting. Small steep hill about a half mile in and a small incline back.This trail was pretty well marked but it does narrow in some places near the lake just be cautious of poison oak and bug repellent is a must. We hiked in April and I made the mistake of not wearing. Mosquitos and ticks were apparent. Was able to see the lake but could not get to it due to the marsh around it. Took an hour and half to hike it around. Nice quick hike to get in, I wouldnt recommend small kids under 8.

love the views... and the history

very short hike but beautiful scenery

just like everyone else, the money involved to enjoy this one is getting out of hand. saying that, the trail itself is beautiful, and it's always worth the trip out here.

several alternate routes to explore, but the main route is always fun.

this is my beach! 10 min drive and we are there. it's a limited beach front due to Air Force Base property but seriously is more then enough room to enjoy. Lompoc is cold and windy almost all the time (at least when the beach is open) so crowds are rare. dogs need be on leashes buuuuuut you'll see that locals run free most of the time. I love Surf Beach but I wish it stayed open year round but because if Snowy Plover migration they close the beach in the summer months which is a huge bummer us locals have been dealing with for years.

beautiful place to walk around and tour the history of the mission. been coming here for years. the park hands can get a little aggressive from time to time. just ignore them. I come for the nature experience not the people/volunteer experience.

I've been coming to Jalama for years and year after year I watch the prices for entry go up and up. they don't charge you to park if your going just to have a Jalama burger (Which are locally famous) but they charge you to park then they charge you for your dog. so because of this we don't visit as often as we once did. I understand the $ goes to helping keep the park clean etc... but ALL parks I feel are getting a little ridiculous when it comes to admission... especially for the local folk. I love my CA beaches and it breaks my heart that most of them are becoming so pricey to visit.

Fairly easy sand/rocks along beach trail. A must during really low tides with lots to see around the exposed reef. Great for kids and dogs to explore.

Park closed due to flooding. Went around the corner to surf beach. Easy sandy walk up or down the beach.

Beautiful Central Coast spot, but $10 to park and $3 per dog.

Not a hike at all. It's a walk along the beach. The Rangers were convinced that there's never been a hiking trail here. We made the most of it and had fun, but it was not what we expected. Never made it to the lighthouse because of the tide. Did a total of 7mi rather than 11mi. Not recommended for hiking, perhaps camping or beach time. Parking is $10/car.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great for beginners. Easy climb. Scenic views.