• Toro Canyon Park Santa Barbara
    Central Coast

    Hiking Toro Canyon Park In Santa Barbara

    Toro Canyon Park is a beautiful park in the foothills of Santa Barbara that covers 74 acres of lush landscape. Located between the small towns of Carpinteria and Summerland, this park offers a couple of secluded wilderness trails that are short in distance and are rarely crowded. If you’re planning to visit Toro Canyon Park, in this post we cover a couple of the best Toro Canyon Park trails to day-hike. About Toro Canyon Park Toro Canyon Park is located near the coast and has two main trails for hiking. The most popular trail is called Toro Canyon Park Trail and it passes by a charming gazebo perched on top…

  • Carpinteria Bluffs Tar Pits Park
    Central Coast

    Carpinteria Bluffs Trail & Tar Pits Park

    Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Tar Pits Park are beautiful beachside green spaces that are located in the small town of Carpinteria along the Central Coast. There is an easy 2 mile-long out and back trail that leads between these two parks and connects them so you can easily visit and hike Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Tar Pits Park on the same day. Location & Parking To hike the Carpinteria Bluffs Trail, you can either start at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve or on the other end at Tar Pits Park. I suggest parking at the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve because it’s free. There is a designated dirt parking lot…