Arroyo Hondo Preserve Guided Nature Hikes

Hike through oak woodland and chaparral habitats and observe diverse wildlife and vegetation.

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Gaviota Coast, 4.5 miles past Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Trail Event


Arroyo Hondo Preserve is owned and managed by The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. This spectacular nature preserve is open for public exploration on the first full weekend and the third weekend of each month. On these Saturdays and Sundays, two-hour Guided Nature Hikes are offered by knowledgeable docents, beginning at 10 a.m. If you prefer to hike without a guide you may do so. Miles of trails wind through along the beautiful creek and through oak woodland and chaparral habitats. Exceptionally diverse native vegetation and abundant wildlife are found at Arroyo Hondo. Beginning in winter, and through the spring and early summer, an ever-changing diversity of wildflowers can be seen at the preserve, so you might want to visit several times.

Reservations are required for both guided and unguided visits.
To register, please E-mail the Preserve Managers at or call (805) 567-1115.

There is no charge for hikes, however donations to help with upkeep of the preserve are very much appreciated.

Phone: 805-567-1115

Event posted Aug. 28, 2012
Last updated Dec. 18, 2012


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