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Open Weekend at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve
March 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Called the “Jewel of the Gaviota Coast,” the 782-acre Arroyo Hondo Preserve is a magnificent canyon located west of Santa Barbara between Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park. The old ranch is rich in early California history and has an abundance of outstanding natural features. Within its steep canyon walls is a hidden place of extraordinary beauty and serenity. Cool, stream-side paths through the bay and sycamore trees transition into trails past ancient oak trees, tall yucca blooms and aromatic sages up the high ridges of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Free nature hikes with one of our knowledgeable docents are held at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday of weekends that are open to the public.
Advance reservations are REQUIRED by emailing our Preserve Manager or calling (805) 567-1115.