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Point Sal Manzanita Hike

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us to discover Point Sal, one of the hidden gems of the Central Coast located in the hills south of the town of Guadalupe in northern Santa Barbara County, California. This will be Manzanita Hike #11 for our chapter. From the trailhead, we will hike to the top of the ridge where we will see three manzanita species growing side-by-side: the brittle leaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos crustacea), the La Purisima manzanita, (Arctostaphylos purissima, CA Rare Plant Rank 1B.1), and the sand mesa manzanita (Arctostaphylos rudis, CA Rare Plant Rank 1B.2). From there we will walk along the ridgetop to a magnificent 180-degree ocean view. For those who want to continue the hike down to the beach along a sandy steep road, you will complete that portion of the hike apart from the group.

Total hike distance is 6.0 miles with an elevation gain of 750 feet and a duration of 3 hours. Bring water, snacks, hat, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for changing weather, especially wind.  There are no bathroom facilities along the hike route.

The trailhead is located at the west end of Brown Road west of Highway 1 and south of the city of Guadalupe. (34.912055, -120.618120).

For carpooling from the San Luis Obispo area, meet at the Halcyon Park and Ride lot located on the south side of Highway 101 at the Halcyon Road exit in the City of Arroyo Grande at 8:45 am. (35.123094, -120.590477).

Please sign the liability waiver HERE to register for this event.


August 10
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Bill Waycott


Point Sal Trailhead
Guadalupe, CA 93434 United States
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