Year Round Events

Our YREs can be walked any time between from dawn to dusk.

(double check start time hours to be sure)  

 

Here's what you do:

  • Go to the Start Point and ask for the Walking Box

  • Each walker fills out and signs the Event Log (Return Address Labels make this EASY!)

  • Fill out a Start Card for each walker (put the Event Log line number in the top-right box)

  • Grab a walking map, and hit the trail!

  • When you get back, HYDRATE!

 

If you are walking for Event and Distance credit, stamp your walking book and leave a check made out to the CCBB for $3.00 per walker.

 

Or pay the fee on your phone with the button above.

 

You are now one step closer to your next AVA milestone!

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5k or 10k

Ventura, CA

Walk the Promenade and San Buenaventura Mission, and don't forget the historic City Hall!

 

Trail includes the ocean Promenade to the San Buenaventura Mission, down Main St, past the the historic City Hall, an archeological site, along the Ventura River and surfers point. San Buenaventura Mission is open Mon-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM, Sun 10 AM to 4 PM. Donation $1.

 

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

 

Vagabond Inn

756 E Thompson Blvd

Ventura, CA

93001

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10k

Port Hueneme, CA

Beautiful walk along the beach & harbor!

Enjoy a gorgeous walk along the beach and around the Port Hueneme Harbor. This relaxing walk reminds the participant of the joys of living on, or visiting, the Central Coast of California.

 

M-Sat 9 am-5:30 pm,

Sun 10 am-6 pm.

Request the Walking Binder in the Photo Department.

Start Point:

 

CVS Pharmacy

581 W Channel Islands Blvd

Port Hueneme, CA

93041

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10k or 14k

Santa Barbara, CA

Beach, Downtown, or BOTH...your choice!

Route now includes more of downtown Santa Barbara, including the Presidio of Santa Barbara, parks, and Santa Barbara City College.

 

For those who still prefer a "beach walk," the previous trail that walks out and back along the Pacific Ocean-West Beach, Palm Chase Park, Stearns Wharf, and East Beach-is still available.

 

Going up and down the hill to the Community College makes the primary route very difficult for wheelchairs. Those participants should consider the alternate beach route because of its safety feature.

8:00 am to Dusk

Start Point:

 

Harbor View Inn

28 W Cabrillo Blvd

Santa Barbara, CA

93101

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10k

Carpinteria, CA

Quaint town to sweeping ocean vistas...this walk has it all!

This route passes through beautiful residential areas, parks, and downtown Carpinteria.

 

We've saved the best for last - shortly before the end you walk the length of Carpinteria Beach State Park with its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

5606 Carpinteria Ave

Carpinteria, CA

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10k

Pismo Beach, CA

Get the sand between your toes on this beautiful walk!

The primary walk for this event heads south from the hotel into downtown Pismo Beach.

 

It includes Pismo Beach, the pier, the boardwalk, and a monarch butterfly grove just south of town (best viewing November - March).

 

The alternate route wanders north through the Shell Beach area of Pismo Beach, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the Pismo Beach Pier, the Pismo State Beach, and the Nipomo Dunes in the distance.

  

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

2411 Price St

Pismo Beach, CA

93449

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5k or 10k

Orcutt, CA

Walk the quaint and historic Old Town Orcutt.  Visit local restaurants and shops while viewing the pastoral hillsides.

Start point:

OASIS Senior Center

420 Soares Ave

Orcutt, CA

93455

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5k or 10k

Cambria, CA

Beautiful walk along the beach & harbor!


Enjoy an invigorating walk in quaint Cambria, or opt to get back to nature on the beautiful Moonstone Beach Boardwalk.

Four walking options await you!

 

If a cityscape is more your style, enjoy a 5K or a 10K walk through all of Cambria, with an additional leg out to the edge of the Fiscalini Nature Preserve on Windsor Drive.

 

You are even treated to five blocks of ocean-front vistas!

 

Or, if communing with nature is what you'd prefer, opt for our 5K (remote start) or 10K Nature Walks. The 5K stays along the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, while the 10K includes a path along Santa Rosa Creek.

 

Something for everyone!!

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

 

​Bluebird Inn

Cambria, CA

93428

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5k or 10k (Walk or Bike)

Avila Beach, CA

Feel the ocean air in your hair on this beautiful beach walk!

The walking route is on the Bob Jones Bikeway that is a paved surface for the majority of the event.

 

Walkers will enjoy orchards, farms, crossing a river bridge, passing a golf course, beach area, and other walkers/cyclists.

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

2411 Price St

Pismo Beach, CA

93449

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13k

Santa Cruz Island, CA

One of the most unique walks ANYWHERE! Take a catamaran out to Santa Cruz Island and become one with unspoiled nature.

For an all-day trip to Santa Cruz Island, the largest island in Channel Islands National Park, make reservations for the boat ride at Island Packers by phone at (805) 642-1393.

 

You will need to pay by credit card over the phone to secure your spot. Round-trip adult fee is currently $59, $54 for a senior.

 

The walk begins with a 22-mile boat trip aboard the Island Packers’ catamaran, The Islander. The catamaran has a galley on board for food and beverages as well as restroom facilities.

 

Check with Island Packers for departure times and days—April to October you can hike 7 days a week, but November through March the trip is only available Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

The catamaran trip is part of the adventure since dolphins inhabit the channel and California Gray whales can be seen from December to late March.

 

Upon arrival, Park Rangers give an orientation. Allow enough time to hike the route from Scorpion Bay to Smuggler’s Cove and enjoy the views, flora and fauna in a place where nature remains intact. Return before the boat departs.

Start Point:

Online registration at cva4u.org

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5k or 10k

San Luis Obispo, CA

Visit Cal Poly, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and Downtown SLO!

It is mostly on paved surfaces, but it has moderate hills. It includes an optional extension to the campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and the Amtrak station, as well as historical, residential and downtown areas.

 

The city of 45,000 is the county seat, and is home to historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, a beautiful and vibrant tree-lined downtown, and the world famous Thursday Night Farmers' Market street fair; plan on at least a day to explore downtown San Luis Obispo.

 

Visitors from all over the world are charmed by the small town atmosphere of San Luis Obispo, from the friendly people to the casual atmosphere. Once you experience it, you'll embrace the "SLO Life."

  

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

The Kinney San Luis Obispo

1800 Monterey St

San Luis Obispo, CA

93401

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10k

Solvang, CA

Enjoy this quaint Danish town and the surrounding countryside!

 

M-Sat 9 am-5:30 pm,

Sun 10 am-6 pm.

 

Trail is mostly flat surfaces but with some hills. Besides walking along the streets of Solvang and through the Santa Ynez Mission which is also a National Historical Landmark, it goes out and back on a road alongside the Santa Ynez River.

 

Our start/finish offers a 10% discount on all shoe purchases-including sale items.

 

During Store Hours

Start Point:

 

Solvang Shoe Store

1663 Copenhagen Dr.

Solvang, CA

93463

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10k or 13k

Lompoc, CA

Murals, flower fields, and a scenic vista...this walk has it all!

The trail wanders through the Lompoc Civic Center, by downtown murals, residential areas and along flower fields.

 

It is flat and paved, but wheelchairs will have difficulty at some intersections.

 

Public restrooms are available along the route at both Ryon and Beattle Parks.

 

Because the extra 3 km option is up a steep dirt trail, it earns an AVA rating of 2C However, hikers who choose it are rewarded with a beautiful panorama of the valley at the turnaround.

 

This event walks to the site of Original Mission and Remaining Ruins of Buildings of Mission la Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (California Historic Landmark #925).

 

The site is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For those who prefer a simple "out and back," a route from the parking lot at Amtrak's Surf Beach stop to the south gate of Vandenberg AFB is available (Riverwalk and Railroad Heritage). The route offers a beautiful view of the estuary where the Santa Ynez River meets the ocean.

Start Point:

 

Weekends 8 am

 

South Side Coffee Co.

105 S H St, Lompoc, CA

93436

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10k

Buellton, CA

Split Pea Soup, and Ostrich Farm, a place for pups to play, and a stroll through a park...Buellton has it all!

Buellton is the home of Andersen's Split Pea Soup restaurant and hotel, well-advertised on California freeways.

 

Don't just stop for lunch or dinner, but walk through downtown Buellton and its neighborhoods, the Ostrich Farm, Avenue of the Flags, and the Ronald Reagan Flag Dedication Plaque.

 

There is more to Buellton than highway signs depict! Ask for the Walking Binder at the CVS Drug Store Photo Counter.

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

CVS

218 E Hwy 246 building 3

Buellton, CA

93427

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5k or 10k

Morro Bay, CA

See Morro Rock, Downtown, and all points in between!

Beautiful walk includes Natural History Museum, Heron rookery, shoreline parks, the vibrant Embarcadero, and historic Morro Rock. There are many shops and restaurants along the route.

Dawn to Dusk

Start Point:

La Serena Inn

990 Morro Ave

Morro Bay, CA

93442