7.9 MRT – Easy to Moderate Lolipop Loop (200′ elevation gain/loss)
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Meet at 7 AM near Donut Delite at the corner of Madera and Royal. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water, lunch and sunscreen. Wear boots.
The outbound portion of this hike is along the Carpinteria Bluffs from Rincon Park to Tar Pits State Park and beyond; the return trip is along Bates beach – an opportunity to wade in the water! Both parks offer rest rooms, picnic tables, and chipmunks. We’ll plan to eat our picnic lunches at Rincon Park at the end of the hike. The picnic tables are covered by a roof and afford a great view of the ocean, surfers, ships, and oil rigs.