Labyrinth Trail, UCSB
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Above Campus Point is a bluff-top trail with fantastic, changing views. In spring, it is full of poppies, morning glories, and purple and yellow succulents.
You can start your walk at the stairs that go up from Campus Point. Enjoy the views back toward Goleta Beach. At some points on the trail you can see ocean on one side and the lagoon on the other. It's wonderful! You can take a detour onto the beach for a while and look for treasures among the pebbles. Then continue your walk and you will come to a large labyrinth! Try to solve the maze, and then continue on to the other side of the lagoon. If you take a left you can walk down the hill and then walk the banks of the lagoon all the way to UCen, UCSB's campus hub. Grab a meal or a cup of coffee at UCen, enjoying the views out the huge windows. And then head back around the freshman dorms to get back to your car. What a fun walk!
On Saturdays from 11am-2pm The Reef, a marine lab with touch tanks, is open. It's at the very end of Lagoon Rd near the beach. You can enter for free and check out the marine life.
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Exit Highway 101 northbound at Highway 217. Follow it to the end where it enters the UCSB gate. Go around the big circle and turn on Lagoon Rd. At the end of Lagoon Rd (before the signs that don't allow you to drive further) there is a large parking lot on your left. Read the sign by the pay machine- a few of the stalls are for beach access from 7:30am-5pm on weekdays. Weekends and evenings you can park in any of the stalls. Pay with your credit card at the pay machine. Cost will be about $4 for 2 hours. On weekends and evenings it's $3. You can pay for a month of weekend parking for $12.
Bus line 11 runs between the UCSB campus and downtown via Hollister Ave in Goleta. You can check the website: www.sbmtd.go
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.