Arroyo Burro Beach Loop

Santa Barbara, California

Details

Distance

1.26 miles

Elevation Gain

62 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

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Arroyo Burro Beach Loop in Santa Barbara, California, is a moderately challenging hiking trail that offers a unique blend of coastal and mountain scenery. The trail spans approximately 1.26 miles, with an elevation gain of 62 feet, making it suitable for most hikers. The trail begins at the Arroyo Burro Beach parking lot, leading hikers through a diverse landscape of coastal bluffs, sandy beaches, and oak woodlands. The trail features a notable landmark, the Arroyo Burro Creek, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The trail also offers views of unique rock formations and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Hikers should be prepared for a steep ascent at the beginning of the trail, but the effort is rewarded with panoramic views of the coastline. For a successful hike, it's recommended to wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and check the weather forecast beforehand. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the cooler months to avoid the summer heat.
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Features

Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Beach
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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