San Marcos Foothills Preserve

EASY 3 reviews

San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 200 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



1 month ago

This is pretty much a walk unless you go out of bounds and start up the sides. Mostly in the sun, so bring a hat.

Don't bother going in the summer, it's too dry - otherwise wait until spring when things are blooming.

3 months ago

Live close to it! Definitely a nice easy/sometimes moderate hike with pretty views.

5 months ago

More of a walk than a hike. Nice during the week when you want a little exercise but don't want to spend time driving to a trailhead.