Content in partnership with Tima Link and the many Chumash Communities including Coastal Band of the Chumash, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, and Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort, and Tom Modugno and GoletaHistory.com.
This is a 1/4 mile walking trail that highlights the area known to the Chumash Native American people as He'lapunitse, which means "place of the shovelnose guitarfish." This area is naturally protected by Bell and Tecolote Canyons, and includes two creeks; Bell Canyon Creek and Tecolote Creek. You will encounter many important plant species, all of which are native to Southern California. The trail includes informative signs that demonstrate the uses of specific plants in Chumash culture.
Parking: Public parking is available for free in the lot next to the trailhead.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed but must remain on leash. Please pickup after your pet.