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Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Lompoc, CA
Event Name: Santa Barbara County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 112179 2019/Y0430
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/13 km - 1A
Description: M-Fri Dawn to dusk; Sat & Sun 8am-dusk. The trail wanders through the Lompoc Civic Center, by downtown murals, residential areas and along flower fields. It is flat and paved, but wheelchairs will have difficulty at some intersections. Public restrooms are available along the route at both Ryon and Beattle Parks. Because the extra 3 km option is up a steep dirt trail, it earns an AVA rating of 2C However, hikers who choose it are rewarded with a beautiful panorama of the valley at the turnaround. This event walks to the site of the original Mission and remaining ruins of Mission la Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (California Historic Landmark #925). The site is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For those who prefer a simple "out and back," a route from the parking lot at Amtrak's Surf Beach stop to the south gate of Vandenberg AFB is available (Riverwalk and Railroad Heritage). The route offers a beautiful view of the estuary where the Santa Ynez River meets the ocean. A 5K walk highlighting the city murals and Mission ruins is also available.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Points of Reference, United States Post Offices
Start Times: M-Fri Dawn to Dusk; Sat & Sun 8am-Dusk
Location: South Side Coffee Company
Start Point / Driving Directions: 105 S H, Lompoc, CA 93436. From S, take US-101 to CA-1 (after tunnel at Gaviota). Turn left (W) to Lompoc. The highway will dead end at a "T" intersection with CA-246 just outside of Lompoc. Turn left. The combined CA-1/CA-246 turns to Ocean. Park in city parking lot at intersection of Ocean and I St. Walk one block back to H, turn right to Start/Finish Point. From N, take US-01 to Betteravia exit in Santa Maria. Turn right (W) to Broadway (5th light). Go left (S) on Broadway as it merges with CA-1. Take CA-1 to right to Lompoc, turn left at light at Vandenberg AFB Main Gate. At Lompoc, merge right onto North H Street. Turn right on Ocean and park in city lot at I St and Ocean. Walk one block back to H, turn right to Start/Finish Point.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments:
Host Club: Central Coast Beach Boardwalkers
Contact: John Fletcher (805) 736-8531
Website: www.beachboardwalkers.org
E-Mail Contact: fletcherew@comcast.net