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Trail length: 5.5 miles round trip
Type: Out and back on an old road
Difficulty:Easy to Moderate 400' ascent outbound..
Time: 1.5-2 hours.
Description: Starting up again with our weekly Wednesday hikes. Easy to moderate hike about five miles, less than two hours duration. We will hike to the water tanks and back. Small elevation gain of about 400 feet, path is paved.
Last time out it was just 100 minute hike.
After, anyone interested we can head to Lompoc for some cheap eats! We will meet at the Visitors Center. Parking is available for free on the Mission Gate Road, outside the mission.
Directions to Trailhead: From Santa Maria take Highway 1 towards Vandenberg. Continue to Lompoc. Continue to Purisima Road. Continue 2.2 miles to the parking area outside the park.
Do not park inside the mission, the gate closes at 5 p.m.
Dogs are allowed (on leash)
You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Walking around outside and hiking carries inherent risks like bee sting, birds pooping on you, snake bite, poison oak, the dreaded 'hat hair'... um ... twisted ankles, falling off cliffs, heatstroke, sunstroke, frostbite. Hike within your limits, know your limits, hike with a partner and have a plan. Have fun, get into shape and enjoy.