Ellwood Bluffs

Ellwood Bluffs, Goleta

Added: December 17, 2013

LOCATION:
Coastal bluff in W Goleta, CA (west of Santa Barbara).

DISCUSSION THREADS:
……………..Santa Barbara sloping………………. (RCGroups)

MAP INFORMATION:
34.4192°N, 119.8898°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
Works best in SW to WSW winds.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (MesoWest), 2.8 mi. ENE of slope.
DW2393 Goleta (MesoWest), 1.6 mi. N of slope.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:
Long  and steep 60′ high cliff with a massive grassy LZ. This is the home slope for Weaselfest which is held each spring. Search the RCGroups Slope forum for more information about Weaselfest.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting point: Junction of the 101 Freeway & Storke Rd.

  • Exit the 101 at Glen Annie / Storke Rd.
  • Go SOUTH 0.2 mi. on Storke Rd. to Hollister Ave. and turn RIGHT.
  • Go WEST 1.1 mi. on Holloster Rd. to Coronado Dr. and turn LEFT.
  • Go SOUTH 0.4 mi. on Coronado Dr. to the dead end and find a place to park.

Walk in:
Hike RIGHT from the dead end baracade about 100′ until you come to a path heading LEFT across the creek bed. Take that path across the creek bed and up the hill to the bluff. Continue SOUTH across the bluff until you come to the cliff and turn LEFT. There are many places along the bluff to fly, but the most common place is indicated by the green arrow in the Google Map link above.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
34.43444, -119.87083 = Junction: 101 Freeway & Storke Rd.
34.43023,-119.86976 = Junction: Storke Rd & Hollister Ave,
34.42971,-119.88949 = Junction: Hollister Ave & Coronado Dr.
34.42356,-119.889663 = Trailhead
34.41897,-119.88951 = Weaselfest site.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.