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Santa Barbara Hikes

Lizard's Mouth

Lizard's Mouth

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For:It's what you make it. Can go there to picnic or rock-climb. The trail itself can be measured in yards.
Big Boulder near Lizard's Mouth
Big Boulder near Lizard's Mouth

West Camino Cielo Road offers hiking trails that are different from the usual Santa Barbara fare. Situated on the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains looking over the city of Goleta, these trails are shorter and have different goals than the front country trails above Santa Barbara. These trails are not maintained except by the people who use them. Please do the same if you use them.

Lizard's Mouth is an easy 1/4 mile walk to some rock outcroppings where one can explore, go bouldering, watch the sunset, or just sit and look at the sweeping view of Goleta and the ocean.

Careful of broken glass. This is also one of those high school kid party-hangouts.

Boulder, CO Leave No Trace Frountcountry program