Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Once the exclusive purview of the Chumash and Salinian Native American tribes, this breathtaking stretch of seaside bluff is now permanently protected from development. Thanks to the American Land Conservancy and the local chapter of SWAP (Small Wilderness Area Preservation), a favorite one-mile trail along the restless Pacific Ocean welcomes pedestrians, horseback riders, and bicyclists while protecting the home of many endangered species, including red-legged frogs and Monterey pines. Now completely ADA accessible, it’s a precious reminder of what a small group of dedicated citizens will do to preserve the natural beauty of their community. A trail map can be downloaded from the website here.