Saddle Rock Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Saddle Rock Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles 967 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


1 month ago

1 month ago

Mellow trail until the end and the incline ramps up. Nice view. Short and sweet.

4 months ago

I love this hike. Moderately hard last part up to Saddle Rock. Then a nice, easy loop back to the start. Beautiful views all around.

5 months ago

Moderate hike, slightly rocky trail but beautiful views

11 months ago

Steep going up Saddle Rock, but no scrambling needed. Worth the views at the top. Returned by Girard Trail to the Bench on McMenemy Trail.

3 years ago

Great hike. First half is a steady incline and the second half is stair like rocks, giving you good elevation in little time. There is plenty of parking in front of the gate at the trail head as well as in the surrounding neighborhood. The trail starts in a residential area and is well marked. You get a good warm up in the beginning until you eventually cross the creek and climb the first set of stairs, and be prepared to break a good sweat from there. At the top there are rocks that people like to move around to make different words or symbols so between that and the view, it makes for some good pictures. Feel free to move the rocks around and make a word or symbol of your liking. Quick hike, great incline and amazing views.