More Mesa – Santa Barbara, California

View of the Pacific Ocean from More Mesa

View of the Pacific Ocean from More Mesa

Much like other Santa Barbara blufftop preserves (such as the Douglas Family Preserve and the Ellwood Butterfly Grove), hikers can chart their own path through the forests, wetlands and grasslands of More Mesa, making walks as easy or as challenging as they like.

The More Mesa Preservation Coalition’s website has a comprehensive list of the plants, animals, insects and habitats found along the trails. And of course, More Mesa has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the outlying Channel Islands. Watch the waves closely and you might catch a glimpse of surfacing dolphins.

More Mesa’s trails are dog-friendly, and horseback riders are often seen as well.

  • Wildflowers and the Pacific Ocean at More Mesa
  • View of the Pacific Ocean from More Mesa
  • Tire swing at More Mesa
  • Trail through More Mesa
  • Yucca plants at More Mesa
  • View of the Pacific Ocean from More Mesa

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