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Nojoqui Falls Park, Solvang

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Nojoqui Falls is a seasonal waterfall in the Santa Barbara County, California park of the same name.DescriptionThe falls drop nearly 100 feet over a sandstone wall of the Jalama Formation.From the sign posted near the falls: "Unlike most waterfalls, which gradually erode upstream, the Nojoqui Falls have built outward from the cliff over time. Calcium and magnesium carbonate from rocks above the falls continually dissolve in the stream water, then are deposited as this water evaporates from the rock around the falls. Stalactites in a cave grow in the same slow manner, and are made of the same type of rock, called travertine. Grooves in the main travertine deposit and a gently curved notch at the base of the falls have formed where the rock has dissolved once again into the stream."LocationThe falls are located one and a half miles east of Highway 101 approximately five miles south of Buellton and about 7 miles southwest of the city of Solvang via Alisal Road. The falls are at the end of a short trail south of the parking lot. Access to the falls themselves has been blocked since 2014 due to landslides
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  • We always enjoy coming here when staying in Solvang. The hike is easy 15 minute walk to falls and beautiful area. Can see deers and other critters.  more »
  • If you are into natural oils and natural healing, this is the best place to mediate and to just soul search. You can smell the ground, the trees... something enchanting in this place. If I can just ex...  more »
  • We visited in December in the middle of the drought. The creek at the trail head was completely dry so the family did not want to walk back but the trail was wide, well groomed, and nearly flat (sligh...  more »
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  • I'd been here many times as a kid, but had never really thought to take my own kids. We went as a family just to spend time outdoors, I'm glad we did! Plenty of picnic tables with grills, play areas for kids and a nice little walk to the waterfall, which is nothing compared to its glory days but still worth the walk
  • Great little hike. The parks r so clean and well kept. I wish I knew of all the open fields to bring a soccer ball or something. Kids chased squirrels instead. Great little gem of the area.
  • Always love coming here......easy hike for anyone and even wheelchair accessible........ definitely recommend this for anyone that loves nature and the outdoors.
  • Beautiful scenery! We saw wild animals and enjoyed the drive there. There are benches, playground, bbq area's. The walk up to see the waterfall is about 10 mins and not that difficult. Parking is great also. Great hike. Loved it.
  • Great spot for a short hiking. The waterfall is small but totally worth going. Only thing I'd complain about this place is there's tons of flying bugs! Can't get away from them. There's a few spots to park before entering the hiking trail to the waterfall. It takes about 10mins to see the waterfall. Interesting experience and much recommended!
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