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Best Trails in Lompoc

Gaviota Wind Caves Trail

Goleta, CA

Gaviota Wind Caves Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goleta, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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lake canyon

Lompoc, CA

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

More beautiful than I expected! I went up to the cross, then at a Y in the path after the cross, I went left and eventually reached the trail marker where you can go up to Santa Rita Mesa or, as I did, go left toward La Artesia. There was another fork after that where I went right and ended up going down steeply to the access road and back to the mission. Don't know what the distance was, but all the sand made it seem longer, I think!

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Jalama Beach, Point Conception: De Anza Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

really a fun change from mountains. check with the Rangers about high and low tides. saw seal or sea lions don't know the difference tons of little crabs and crustaceans not really any people after the first mile but it was windy in April.

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great! Lots of fun. I took the trail that heads up to the cross (great view of Lompoc Valley - trailhead just passed visitor center) then kept on the trail passed the cross. Eventually following the fence line and heading up on Rita Mesa. Very sandy (beach like) trail past the cross. Some descent hill climbs all on sandy trails makes for a good workout! Take plenty of water and maybe a snack for energy. Stayed on the trail and ended up on an access road for an easy walk back to the mission and start of trail. Fun hike! About 4.8 miles or so on my route. Felt like more because of that sand! Got pretty windy too around 11:30am. Good hike! Really recommend it! Just far enough away from civilization to feel refreshing but not really that far away!

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The lower loop is a good warm up track, the upper loop add another mile with a few hills. There are water towers you can walk to as well off the lower loop a steady up hill road.

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy trail. Excellent for beginners. It's beautiful country and has plenty of wildlife around. If you're a bird watcher... it's a must do.

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

walking trails are fine, very easy. definitely hike to the cross. entrance is just left of the visitor center. will go back with dogs. $6 to park or just pull over at the farm across the street and it's free.99.

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Jalama Beach, Point Conception: De Anza Trail
by Raymond Gamma

9 Completed 9 Reviews

Hiked along the beach and watched the birds soar the South bluff. Windy here most of the time, but beautiful nonetheless.

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Jalama Beach, Point Conception: De Anza Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The gatekeeper told me that the walk to the lighthouse was restricted because it is on private property but you can walk along the beach towards Conception Point, which is what I chose to do. It was lovely, cold, misty and windy this morning which was perfect for pictures. I did not, however, make it to the Point because of high tides.
I will definitely be back again to finish the hike, take more pictures and maybe stay in the nice little campground if it's not too crowded.

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La Purisma Mission State Park
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful bike and hike trails! Easy trail but you can hit the uphill trails and increase intensity.

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Jalama Beach, Point Conception: De Anza Trail
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

Beautiful, fun all-day hike with amazing scenery. You can walk right up to the lighthouse at Point Conception and look up and down from the point. It can be windy here so wear layers.