Nojoqui Falls County Park

Nojoqui Falls County Park is a small park with a small waterfall in the central coast of California. It's off of Hwy 101 about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara. There are signposts directing you to the park. Click here for a map. Once you're there you'll pull in the park entrance and you'll see a playground to your right but you want to keep going and park your car near the trailhead. It's about a .5 mile hike round trip on a well-groomed trail. Very easy to navigate and getting to the falls is a cinch. The falls itself is about 100' high with 3 distinct flows of water. It isn't very well known so it's nice and peaceful. My time there I seen only 2 other people.

It's not breathtaking or super amazing, nevertheless it's a waterfall and waterfalls are cool! You will need a wide-angle lens and a tripod, since it's in the forest and the light is a bit low, but on the plus side it's easy to get the silky smooth water shots.

I recommend taking a look on your way through the central coast.


Nojoqui Falls isn't a big waterfall, but it does hold photographic opportunities. Here is a detail shot of the bottom of the falls.