February 12 Hike at Naples/Santa Barbara Ranch

by Janet Koed

Ranch Hike – Photo Courtesy of Janet Koed

February 12 Hike at Naples/Santa Barbara Ranch

Down the bluff to the beach – Photo Courtesy of Janet Koed

Days are getting longer and the grass is getting greener. Let’s get out onto the Gaviota Coast.

WHAT:    This guided hike is on a private ranch with a recent history of approved plans for development.  We will meet at the entrance and hike about a mile to the beach access trail. Since the tide is very low, we will have the option of descending down to the beach and heading toward Dos Pueblos Ranch. This is considered a “moderate” hike but we do scramble down a slippery shale path to the beach. There is always the option of remaining on the bluff top with your picnic lunch if the trail looks too intimidating. There are also gates to climb over or scoot around/under. If you choose to go the whole way, it’s about a 3-mile hike to Dos Pueblos and back. It’s an adventure and it’s legal to access this place.

WHEN:   Saturday, February 12 meeting at 12:00 noon until about 3:30pm

WHERE:  Naples/Santa Barbara Ranch, approximately 2 miles west of Haskell’s Beach

HOW:     Reply to janet@gaviotacoastconservancy.org to ask questions and receive instructions. We do limit the group size to about 16 people. Dogs are not invited on our group hikes.

Bluffs along Our Hike Route – Photo Courtesy of Sally Berry
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