Docent-led Hike to Point Sal Overlook

  • Venue:
    Point Sal Trail Head
  • Start:
    August 15, 2021 9:00 am
  • End:
    August 15, 2021 12:00 pm
  • Cost:
    $5 suggested donation to support our 2021-2022 Educational Programming, Members are free.


Join us on August 15th as Dunes Center Community Hike Leader, Ray Segovia leads a hike to the ridge overlooking Point Sal.  Beautiful wildlife, flora, and stunning views of the northern Santa Barbara coastline await those that attend. This will be a dog-friendly hike, please feel free to bring along your furry friend. Please be aware there are no restroom facilities at this location. This is an excellent opportunity to capture amazing photos of California’s Central Coast.

The hike will start promptly at 9 AM and will last approx. three to four hours, depending on the pace of the group.

A $5 donation to the Dunes center is encouraged. Members are free.

-All participants must be registered: Sign up here!
-Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, footwear, hand sanitizer, etc.
-Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area.
-Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.



The Point Sal trail is located at the end of Brown Road which is located south of Guadalupe, CA on Highway 1. Turn west onto Brown Rd. and follow the road to the locked gate at the end of the road. Click here for directions on google maps.

Hike Intensity:

The Point Sal trail is moderately strenuous in intensity with an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet from the beginning of the trail head to the highest point on the ridge. The trail we are walking is approximately 6 miles round trip to the ridge and back to the parking area. There is an option to hike down to the beach from the ridge for those who would like to participate in a longer hike.

Please RSVP by clicking the here. 

“Point Sal may not be Shangri-La, but its very remoteness suggests an imaginary land of splendor and peace.” – On the Road