Nojoqui Falls

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Nojoqui Falls County Park
Nojoqui Falls.jpg
Nojoqui Falls, April 2011
Map showing the location of Nojoqui Falls County Park
Map showing the location of Nojoqui Falls County Park
LocationSanta Barbara County, California, USA
Nearest cityBuellton
Coordinates34°31′47″N 120°10′31″W / 34.5298°N 120.1752°W / 34.5298; -120.1752Coordinates: 34°31′47″N 120°10′31″W / 34.5298°N 120.1752°W / 34.5298; -120.1752
Governing bodySanta Barbara County Department of Parks and Recreation
www.countyofsb.org/parks/parks02.aspx?id=8068

Nojoqui Falls is a seasonal waterfall in the Santa Barbara County, California park of the same name.

Description[edit]

The falls drop nearly 100 feet over a sandstone wall[1] 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."

Location[edit]

The falls are located one and a half miles east of Highway 101[2] 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[3][4]

External links[edit]

  1. Santa Barbara County Parks Department: Nojoqui Falls Park
  2. World Of Waterfalls: Nojoqui Falls
  3. Local Hikes: Nojoqui Falls County Park
  4. Central Coast Tourist: Nojoqui Falls
  5. Google Maps: Nojoqui Falls

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LocalHikes - Nojoqui Falls County Park". Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Nojoqui Falls Park". County of Santa Barbara. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Nojoqui Falls hiking trail closed indefinitely after landslides" Retrieved Dec 3 2014 Lompoc Record LompocRecord.com
  4. ^ "Popular Central Coast Hiking Trail Closed By Landslide, But No One Hurt" (December 3, 2014) KCLU