Hike Arroyo Hondo

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Scot Pipkin & Sally Isaacson

Location: Arroyo Hondo Preserve

Sold Out!  The hike will go rain or shine.

Arroyo Hondo Preserve, also known as the “Jewel of the Gaviota Coast,” not only is a place of remarkable beauty, but its canyon walls offer enough change in topography, temperatures, and water availability to showcase a wide range of plant communities. From woodlands to chaparral, coastal sage scrub to Giant Chain Fern wetlands, Arroyo Hondo exemplifies the incredible diversity of California native plants. Join us for a field trip to this coastal gem and discover some of the native species found in our own backyard.


Scot Pipkin is the Director of Education and Engagement for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. A dedicated naturalist, Scot is passionate about understanding and sharing the complex web of interactions that surround us.

Sally Isaacson, a lifelong educator and naturalist, was formerly Director of Education at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She is now the Volunteer and Education Coordinator at The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County’s wonderful Arroyo Hondo Preserve at Gaviota.

Travel/Day Trips
Botany/Natural History