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San Marcos Pass Road

Buellton, California

31.82 mi / 2487 ft gain

Roam Ostrichland USA

Solvang, California

Lover's Loop via Grass Mountain Trail

Santa Ynez, California

3.87 mi / 1109 ft gain

Grass Mountain Trail

Santa Ynez, California

4.62 mi / 2336 ft gain

Birbent Canyon Via La Jolla Spring Trail

Santa Ynez, California

3.71 mi / 1558 ft gain

Davy Brown to Willow Creek

Los Olivos, California

5.16 mi / 1677 ft gain

Dispersed Camp in Los Padres National Forest (near Davy Brown Campground)

Los Olivos, California

7 mi / 2000 ft gain

Nojoqui Falls Trail

Gaviota, California

0.84 mi / 328 ft gain

Relax at Nojoqui Falls

Gaviota, California

4.5
1 mi / 175 ft gain

Places to stay

Fremont Campground

Santa Barbara, California

Fremont Campground

Paradise Campground

Santa Barbara, California

Paradise Campground

Los Prietos

Santa Barbara, California

Los Prietos

Sage Hill

Snyder Trail

Sage Hill

Santa Rosa Island

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Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island Backcountry Beach Camping

Unnamed Road

Santa Rosa Island Backcountry Beach Camping

Guides and stories

West Coast Roadtrip down Highway 101

West Coast Roadtrip down Highway 101

Michael Fricke

A Solo Woman's Escape to Santa Maria Valley

A Solo Woman's Escape to Santa Maria Valley

Kristi Teplitz

Velo Vino: 30 Miles of Cycling Perfection through the Santa Maria Wine Country

Velo Vino: 30 Miles of Cycling Perfection through the Santa Maria Wine Country

Josiah Roe

The Galapagos of California

The Galapagos of California

Kyle Frost

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Kristen Fuller

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

Katie Y

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