The Best Hikes near Isla Vista

David M. Simpson at El Matador State Beach
Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaThis view from Inspiration Point was selected as the best view in California in Backpacker&#x27;s Magazine. You can take a boat to the island and spend...Cavern Point, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaCavern PointSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaAmazing views off Cavern Point, a short hike from the main campground on the island. I love Channel Islands National Park.Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaIf you decide to stay over night and #camp on this #island, be sure to pack plenty of water! There&#x27;s nothing on the island, it&#x27;s pretty deserted....Inspiration Point, Ventura County, CaliforniaInspiration PointVentura County, CaliforniaChannel Islands #NationalPark doesn&#x27;t get as many crowds as the others. We were the only ones on the entire island when we camped here. The...Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaView of Anacapa peaking up above the clouds from Santa Cruz Island at sunrise.Ojai Valley Trail, Goleta, CaliforniaOjai Valley TrailGoleta, CaliforniaOjai valley has beautiful hikes and wilderness camp sites.El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CaliforniaEl Matador State BeachMalibu, CaliforniaFor my whole life I&#x27;d passed by the entrance to El Matador Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu without stopping. I finally decided to...Balanced Rock, Ventura County, CaliforniaBalanced RockVentura County, CaliforniaGreat hike to see an interesting rock. Pack a nice lunch and enjoy.Rose Valley Waterfalls, Ventura County, CaliforniaRose Valley WaterfallsVentura County, CaliforniaThe hike is easy and worth value to do it although in summer there is almost no water in the falls.Nojoqui Falls, Solvang, CaliforniaNojoqui FallsSolvang, CaliforniaSuper short hike (10 minute walk) beginner level hike of Alisal and old coast highway right before the 101 just outside of Solvang.Tar Creek, Ventura County, CaliforniaTar CreekVentura County, California2 mile hike down to creek. 1 mile boulder hopping to this beautiful waterfall. Along the way a three tear waterfall.Sycamore Canyon Trail, Ventura County, CaliforniaSycamore Canyon TrailVentura County, CaliforniaRay miller trailhead supplies a great hike with views at the end of the loop.Gaviota State Park, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaGaviota State ParkSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaDrive past the state park ranger station and you&#x27;ll find this hidden secret beach. Park along the side of the road. Hike over the train tracks and...Potrero Valley, Ventura County, CaliforniaPotrero ValleyVentura County, CaliforniaRancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa - nice hike to the waterfalls. Can&#x27;t wait when their is plenty of water.Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Carpinteria, CaliforniaCarpinteria Bluffs Nature PreserveCarpinteria, CaliforniaCan you see the seals? Carpinteria seal rookery <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f60d.png' >Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Carpinteria, CaliforniaCarpinteria Bluffs Nature PreserveCarpinteria, CaliforniaGreat spot to view a harbor seal rookery and pups are normally born around February. Tip: Stay clear of the beach during pup season as marine...Potrero Valley, Ventura County, CaliforniaPotrero ValleyVentura County, CaliforniaRancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa - nice hike to the waterfalls. Can&#x27;t wait when their is plenty of water.Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaChannel Islands National ParkSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaThe Channel Island National Park is incredible. It&#x27;s just an hour ferry ride from California&#x27;s southern coast and feels like a completely different...Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaRefugio State BeachSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaRefugio Beach to El Capitan. There is a trail that connects them where you can hike or ride bikes. We walked down to a secluded beach and played in...Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaChannel Islands National ParkSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaHiked in on Santa Cruz Island. Island foxes came right up to the campsite. This means that people have been feeding them, which is unfortunate, but...
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