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Point Sal Morn Hike (Intermediate - Advanced)

  • 4 days ago · 8:00 AM

We are going to meet at Point Sal!  You can do the first part of 600' ascent, or go all the way to the beach with us for a 10 mile round trip and 1200' return ascent.

This is a very scenic hike with awesome views of the ocean and surrounding beaches and landscapes. Since most of the hike is on the road hiking shoes or running shoes are appropriate. There is little shade on this trail so bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Bring a snack to share at the beach because you will want to stay a little while and enjoy the view!

Also its good to mention that the weather can be unpredictable on this hike, fog can roll in and it will get chilly all of a sudden, pack an extra layer, just in case.

Please stay on the trail.

Trail length: Five to Ten miles round trip, your choice!

Type: Out and back on an old road

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous depending on your condition, 600' ascent outbound, 1200' ascent on the return.



Time: This is a 10+miles hike so it is a day long hike. Depending on how many breaks we take, it could take around 5-6 hours. Dogs are welcome.

Dogs Are Allowed!

Now that Santa Barbara Parks Department has re-surfaced the road and cut down the tall fennel lining the trail, it's time to head out to Point Sal. This is a very scenic hike with awesome views of the ocean and surrounding beaches and landscapes. Since most of the hike is on a road, hiking shoes or running shoes are appropriate. There is little shade on this trail so bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Bring a snack to share at the beach because you will want to stay a little while and enjoy the view!

Directions to the trail head:

The Meetup Map Location is Wrong, please read these directions.

For Google directions from Santa Maria, click here.

The trailhead is located on Brown Road a couple miles from California Highway 1. The turn for Brown Road is eight miles from Orcutt or three miles from Guadalupe. From Highway 101 in Santa Maria take Main Street West about ten miles to Guadalupe. Turn South on Highway 1 for about three miles. Turn Right on Brown Road for a couple miles. You'll see Brown road dead end and right before a farmhouse. Park where you can and meet under the the Point Sal sign at the Trail head.

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  • NDP

    Wish I could have come to this one; Sunday is Church, and this time of year, I can't really not-attend. Would love to do this one after the Holidays. I just did a hike in the Guadalupe dunes last week and it was awesome.

    7h ago

  • Christine

    Tony and I are carpooling and will be a little late...please don't wait for us. We will try to catch up if we can !

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Bob C

    Hey all note: Choose a leader among you that knows the trail. Stay on the trail, do not shortcut this trail, as the property owner is litigious and they write citations for trespassing.

    November 29

  • Adrienne H.

    my rsvp is contingent on me kicking this lingering cold - can't sniffle my way up the trail

    November 28

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