Lompoc, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail

4.1 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Goleta Beach Trail

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Obern Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Railroad Safety Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Barbara Beach Trail

4.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Maria Ygnacio Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Antonio Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Avila Beach section of the 2-segment "Bob Jones" City to the Sea Trail is a short but delightful ride down to the ocean along San Luis Obispo Creek. Starting at the Ontario Road park-and-ride lot,...
CA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in Montaña de Oro State Park, the Bluff Trail is a scenic 4.1-mile loop with gorgeous views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Hugging the coastline, the trail heads along the bluffs for...
CA 4.1 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Goleta Beach Trail is popular among students of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who use it to travel between campus and Goleta Beach Park. The trail follows the seashore from campus...
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
Starting at Goleta Beach State Park, the Obern Trail (formerly known as Atascadero Creek Bike Path) travels east toward Santa Barbara's center, following a flood-control channel. The paved path is a...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
Open in two disconnected segments, the paved Railroad Safety Trail parallels active Union Pacific freight and Amtrak passenger lines through the heart of San Luis Obispo. Future plans call for the...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Santa Barbara Beach Trail, occasionally signed as the Coast Route, begins at Shoreline Park, a long but thin area encompassing the bluffs just west of Santa Barbara Point. The park offers plenty...
CA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the southern edge of Santa Barbara County's largest city. The northern end occupies a former rail corridor—and parallels an...
CA 2.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The paved Maria Ygnacio Bike Path follows the creek of the same name, from the Atascadero Creek Trail near Patterson Avenue north to Pintura Drive at Ribera Drive. It also intersects the San Antonio...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt
The San Antonio Creek Trail runs only 0.5 mile from the Maria Ygnacio Bike Path near Matorral Way east to University Drive near San Marcos Road. A scenic stretch of trail runs through the Tabano...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The Santa Maria River Levee Trail offers wide open views of distant mountains and the rugged landscape of the Santa Maria Valley for 3.2 miles. The partially paved trail follows a levee...
CA 3.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand

Recent Trail Reviews

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

6 miles round trip

July, 2024 by angelabradford3

We started at the beginning of the trail where parking is and walked all the way to Avila, had lunch and went back. So beautiful!!!

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Annie

January, 2024 by r729x5b7bn

Not a good trail for recumbent bikes! All entrances are either impossible to enter or the ride is too short before entering confusing pathways and blocked off areas. This is really a walking path for locals, and should be removed from this app?

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Annie

January, 2024 by r729x5b7bn

This trail is beautiful, and good for recumbent trikes. Supposedly no electric bikes and scooters are allowed, but this seems hard to enforce? Perhaps licensing fees with plates would help?

Accordion

Santa Barbara Beach Trail

Great views, good for families

September, 2023 by staceylydon

Easy bike ride and nice walk for families.

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

Roomy!

July, 2023 by danistentzel

This is an easy trail with plenty of room for two lanes headed in opposite directions. It's very nice on a bike, or just for walking!

Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!

July, 2023 by thejake91739

WOW! For spectacular, breathtaking coastal views, this trail is hard to beat!
It's been a few years, but over a period of thirty years or so, whenever my wife and I visited the Central Coast from SoCal we always made a point of hiking or biking this short but impressive trail.
California golden poppies, wildflowers, deer, California valley quail, sea otters, rattlesnakes, and a perfectly pleasant hard packed, bike friendly trail make this a can't miss experience!

BTW ~ Since you'll already be in the neighborhood, consider hiking the Point Buchon Trail directly south of Montana de Oro to make a full day of it and for even more incredible, scenic coastal views!
(Last time I checked, Point Buchon Trail is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Caution, gates locked

February, 2023 by rhondarr66

I accessed the trail from Nipomo as a means to bicycle over the river. All the gates were padlocked. I wasn’t able to exit. Thankfully a guy helped me lift my bike over the fence while I crawled under.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Electric vehicles--walk at your own risk!

June, 2022 by reisner

The Bob Jones trail has become dangerous. Electric vehicles now seem to outnumber bikes. Walkers, some elderly, some pushing strollers, some with small children or dogs of all sizes, and regular bicyclists now have to compete for passage with electric vehicles. I have seen: electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards (some with beach chairs mounted on them), a moped, and one speeding electric unicycle whose rider used ski poles for balance. Sometimes the scooters and bikes come in packs of half a dozen, rented by a group, the bikes blaring good-times music. The electric bikes come in various sizes, and at you at various speeds. With my dog on a tight lead, I have been yelled at to get out of the way. With pleasure. Soon someone is going to get hurt seriously and the city will be sued.

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Nothing Great About this One

February, 2022 by acewickwire

Jan 2022: Parked at the Broadway (exit 173) access. Tight entrance gate to get bike through. The levee is very wide with a gravel surface. We only rode from our access point to the West end of the trail where the levee is fenced and signs indicate end of access. Returned to our access point and called it quits. Saw no reason to go further. Nothing special about this trail, flat and wide.

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

Ok Trail

February, 2022 by acewickwire

Jan 2022: We parked at the Hagerman Sports Complex and rode both directions from there. Trail surface is paved smooth and wide enough. Heading south trail signage indicates end of trail but trail picks up again after crossing Skyway Dr. Okay ride to end. There is a stop with three information panels about military and aviation history of the area.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Great walk

March, 2021 by nonni1963_tl

Such a beautiful walk. Add a walk along the pier and lunch in Avila and you have a fantastic day.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

great

February, 2021 by dustydickerson0

Good

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