Located west of Santa Barbara between Refugio and Gaviota State Beaches, the steep canyon affords students the opportunity to see native trees and plants in an undisturbed community of sycamores, ancient oak trees, bay Laurel and sages. Included in this habitat are many species that are considered threatened or endangered. This narrow canyon provides an interesting geology with ocean views visible from the trails among the unique landforms. The history here includes a Chumash village as well as a stagecoach stop. The Arroyo Hondo story of selection by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County provides lessons on conservation of local natural habitats set aside for learning opportunities and research.
Arroyo Hondo Preserve field trips – limited availability, refer to calendar for available dates