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ItchyFeet wrote a review Jun 2020
Camarillo, California7,063 contributions612 helpful votes
The photos submitted and my photos are of Gaviota State Park which is very close to the Vistapoint from Highway 101. The state park has numerous hiking trails that go back into the hills as well as a campground and a nice beach. You cannot go out onto the pier. The beach is very nice to go for a long walk or relax if you live close by or are staying at the campground.…
Date of experience: June 2020
2 Helpful votes
607happytraveler wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxnard, California63 contributions27 helpful votes
I don't recognize what these reviewers found, but I found another spot that they should check out. Tripadvisor needs to add them to their locations to visit. As you proceed down the 101 Freeway, exit at exit #132. Turn onto the parallel road and you will see cars parked along it and at the parking lot under the 132 exit sign. Here you will find hiking trails. One day we attempted to do the Tresspass Trail up to the peak. We did not make it all the way due to the incline, but clocked 8 miles round trip. There were beautiful views of the ocean along the way. There is another trail called Tunnel View train that is a loop trail. Th Gaviota trails are rated as moderate hiking tails and challenging uphill all the way. The second day we went back and from the same parking lot, took a trail to the Gaviota Hot Springs. It is only a fifteen minute hike from the parking lot. Yes, you can sit and soak in the hot springs. This was a nice little hike, but also all uphill. From this trail, you can also hike up to Gaviota Peak. We hiked in January and it had rained a few days prior. Both trails had some severe soggy muddy spots and we were so happy we always hike with hiking boots. There are also rocky area. I try to support my ankles at all time and always wear hiking boots. We see too many people just wearing tennis shoes. I know they regretted it afterwards. There is a drawback to this area, however - no restrooms and no where to stop and rest. Stop at the Gaviota Rest Area just before the exit. Definitely not a hike to take children on. There is a honor system of $2 to park in the parking lot. Envelopes are provided. Good idea to use them in case you get stranded on the trail and they find your car still in the parking lot at the end of the day.…
Date of experience: January 2020
Harrison F. Carter wrote a review Aug 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9,455 contributions535 helpful votes
Needed a place to stop for lunch and spotted signs for this place. It was okay. Not especially scenic but worth a little exploration. Old bridge and pier were good to see but not easy to get up to.
Date of experience: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
AnjaUK wrote a review Oct 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom20 contributions12 helpful votes
Great spot to see the sunset, we also spotted dolphins and pelicans. Took some amazing photos. Would definitely go back, well worth the $10.
Date of experience: October 2016
1 Helpful vote
buffalojim67 wrote a review Apr 2016
Lawrence, Kansas1,283 contributions214 helpful votes
The Gaviota Vista Viewpoint is one of the places to stop and enjoy the scenic beauty of this part of the California coastline. It is a unique place to enjoy nature and the ocean.
Date of experience: December 2015