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Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail Overview
This is an easy, 5.4 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in this area, but the entire paved stretch between El Capitan and Refugio Beaches is fair game. The path is open to bikers, walkers, and joggers and provides a spectacular view of the Ocean. Leash regulations do apply.
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Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail in Goleta, CA, US has an average rating of 1.0 based on 2 member reviews.
path closed
Thom in Sierra Madre
The path between Refugio and El Capitan washed out a couple of years ago. It is closed about a 1/2 mile from El Capitan SB
No dogs allowed
Dog owner in Goleta
I was on the beach with my dog between Refugio and El Capitan, very close to the Refugio Beach campground, when a park ranger came running out on the beach to inform me that I was in violation of two laws - one, that I had a dog on the beach, and two, that my dog was off leash. This ranger was very hungry to give me a ticket, but reluctantly allowed me to leave with a warning after I showed him the sign that did not clearly state that no dogs were allowed on the beach. He stated the fines are between $600 - $800. Not worth the risk. Very unfriendly - do not take dogs on the beach here!
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