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Obern Trail


Obern Trail

The Goleta “Obern Trail” Bike Path is a nicely paved, flat, twenty-one mile loop of beachside views.
The Goleta “Obern Trail” Bike Path, is a nicely paved, flat, twenty-one mile loop of beachside views. The bike route starts/ends at Goleta Beach providing easy parking and the amenities such as water fountains and restrooms before taking off. Enjoy Beachside Bar Cafe or the snack bar at the pier for a refuel after your ride. Along the ride, you’ll travel through UCSB’s coastal campus, tours through the lemon groves, some of Santa Barbara proper and past the location of some old Chumash villages, before ending back at Goleta Beach. The bike route is well marked with a designated two-way pathway that isn’t very fit for dogs as a result of heavy human traffic.
Following Atascadero Creek, a dirt road runs adjacent to much of the path offering a softer dirt surface for runners.

5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117


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Bicycle Bob’s
Voted best bike shop in Santa Barbara 23 years running and is Santa Barbara & Goleta’s largest full service Trek dealer. Bicycle Bob’s organizes Shop Rides every Sunday (weather permitting) for two types of riders: advanced and casual. The Advanced Ride is a 24.5 mile route at an average 17.5…
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Velo Pro Cyclery
Velo Pro is a gathering place for the local cycling community with a strong road and mountain presence but also a commitment to all rider types from commuters to cruisers to singlespeeds.
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Ellwood Bluffs
Ideally situated above Goleta's beaches, Elwood Bluffs is a natural and serene open space that features beautiful wild flowers and miles of recreational trails. The bluffs offer a unique blend of hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round from dusk to dawn. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the…
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Line Up For Goleta's Waves Goleta's coastline is perfect for all skill levels all year-round. Dip your toe in and rent a surfboard or take a lesson from a local surfer. For veteran surfers, grab your board and play in Goleta's rolling waves. Winter is your best bet with bigger…
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Haskell’s Beach 8301 Hollister Avenue Goleta
About Haskell's Beach One of California's most beautiful beaches, Haskell's Beach is nestled between The Ritz-Carlton Bacara and Sandpiper Golf Club. Soak up the sun on the sandy beach, explore the tide pools, or look for dolphins playing in the ocean. To get Haskell's Beach, follow the directions to The…
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