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West Beach Trail

Easy

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 32' 10 m
Low: 4' 1 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (3°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A run up the coast from Stearns Wharf

John McKinney

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Description

Start the West Beach Trail at the base of Stearns Wharf and then head up shore along the wide and sandy beach parallel to W. Cabrillo Blvd. This beach section ends when you come across the Santa Barbara Harbor, at which point you can follow the marina. Then be sure to turn left at the breakwater so that you continue to run along the harbor. At this point you'll pass the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the old U.S. Naval Reserve complex. You can then take a right turn at the Santa Barbara yacht Club in order to run along Leadbetter Beach before eventually completing the trail at Shoreline Park.

Parking near Stearns Wharf is limited to what's available on Cabrillo Blvd.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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Dec 8, 2017 near Santa B…, CA
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