Seven Falls Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
#7 of 118 trails in

Seven Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles 1099 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

rock climbing

trail running






wild flowers




  • Waypoint
    34.47019, -119.70603
  • go up over the bolders and you will see the trail
    34.47285, -119.70694
  • 2 paralel trail, change to left one
    34.47160, -119.70734
3 months ago

Fun bouldering. Lots of different rock and sizes makes it a bit tricky. Near the base of Seven Falls you can take a rope line up to the main trail. We started about 3pm and parking was easy plus not as crowded. Overall moderate hike, perfect if you only have a couple of hours.

3 months ago

My favorite time to go is in February. I love this kind of rock climbing so we climbed up the stream itself and it was amazing. Short and sweet, great overall workout. I always feel the hardest part is the hike up the residential to get to the hike. If you can't find close parking near the top you are in for a major pre-hike.

5 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

March 2016 - there is water!

1 year ago

Good challenging climb. Not kidding when saying Rick hopping on this trail. Glad I made the climb.

1 year ago

Popular hike in Santa Barbara. Parking can be tricky sometimes; you may have to walk 1/2-mile just to get to the trail head! Very fun, you can stick to the trail or some people boulder up along the river.

3 years ago

Seven Falls is great. Me an my dog go straight up the river bed bouldering the whole time. She loves it, she hikes it a bit slower now as she gets older but its a great hike and I don't have to worry about her running like a mad dog around the house afterward. Watch out going when it is dryer there are a lot of mosquitoes, they can get a bit annoying.

3 years ago

This time of year, the falls are gone and the pools are reduced to no more than stagnate green water, BUT - the dry creek bed makes for some fun rock-hopping and bouldering. Would definitely suggest doing this hike in the spring in order to enjoy the falls.

3 years ago

Beautiful views of Santa Barbara and the ocean. Lots of bird species to see. We Spotted red crested Woodpeckers! Awesome sight. Well traveled & well maintained trails.