Take the Short Hike to Nojoqui Falls


Nojoqui Falls
Nojoqui Falls is located 7 miles southwest of downtown Solvang. It’s a short hike (.6 miles roundtrip) up a well maintained trail to the falls. It’s an easy hike for all ages and perfect for young children. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

The falls have an 80 foot drop over a stone wall. The fern lined water is beautiful, but you need to visit during the winter or early spring or the water will have dried up. I hiked this trail in August and there wasn’t a drop of water.

Hike in and out, sticking to the trail. Even when the falls aren’t flowing, this is a lovely hike through a shady canyon. The elevation gain is 225 feet. Nojoqui, by the way, is a Chumash word pronounced “no-HOO-wee”.

Nojoqui Falls County Park
The falls are part of Nojoqui Falls Park operated by the County of Santa Barbara. Entrance into the park is free. Facilities available include baseball fields, BBQ grills, picnic tables, children’s playground, bathrooms, and group picnic areas.

This county park is definitely worth a visit. It’s perfect for families or couples. Bring a snack or lunch and have a quick picnic in beautiful surrounds.

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Nojoqui Falls Park Contact Information

Address: 3200 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
Telephone: (805)934-6211

Directions from Santa Barbara
1. Take 101 north past Gaviota.
2. Turn right onto Old Coast Highway.
3. Turn right into the park.
4. Drive through the park following the sign to the falls and park near the trailhead.

Directions from Solvang
*This is the more scenic route!*
1. Take Alisal Rd.
2. Turn left into the park
3. Drive through the park following the sign to the falls and park near the trailhead.

*Tip: If you are on a road trip traveling either north or south on Highway 99, this hike would be the perfect break. It’s just a short distance (1 1/2 miles) from the freeway. Stretch your legs and use the restroom facilities.

If you have been to Nojoqui Falls, take a moment to tell us about your experience at this park. Please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.


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