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East Point Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 14.5 miles Elevation Gain: 784 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


no dogs

See the famous Torrey Pines with a beautiful coastal 6 mile RT hike. Those who wish to skip the uphill loop through the grove, may choose to go out and back on the same coastal trail, shortening the total distance by 1 mile. The hike to East Point is an additional 4 miles (8 mi RT) past the Torrey Pine grove.

Fri Oct 13 2017

Bring a ton of water, calculate and then add the 100oz you don't think you need. Beautiful hike and back country beach camping.

Tue Jun 21 2016

We headed out from camp at 7am. Long, windy, wiinnnnndddy, foggy trail up and over mountains to the other side. It started off cold and crazy windy, but we went down into Lobo Canyon and out to continue onto a route along the rocky coast, so ended up being about a 14 mile hike. Amazingly beautiful Lobo Canyon, and the picnic on a rock cliff , next to crashing waves was great! If you come to Santa Rosa Island, this is the best hike on the island by far.

Sat Jun 21 2014

Not very difficult. It has beautiful botanicals and rock formations. Ends with a breezey beach. Not a loop. Best on the island in my opinion.

recorded East Point Trail

Tue Apr 03 2018