Gaviota Wind Caves is a 2.5 mile round trip hike with 745 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 29 miles west of Santa Barbara California. The trailhead is car accessible. April and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Trail leads to several wind caves in sandstone walls of Santa Ynez Mountains with good views of Pacific Ocean and Gaviota Pass. First 0.5 mi is an asphalt service road that gradually descends then it's dirt and sand going uphill quite steeply.
First series of caves facing north is about 1.05 mi from the trailhead, from there in about 0.1 mile the trail reaches upper caves that face ocean and are visible (and audible if someone is speaking inside) from the trail on approach. Going out of cave turn right and go around to reach the very top and look through the hole.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.