Inspiration Point

MODERATE 197 reviews
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Inspiration Point is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
13 days ago

Highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with beautiful views!!! Highly recommended you can also do trail run or bike

1 month ago

Great view! Took us about 2hrs round trip. Going up was a tad difficult if you're an average hiker, but great workout!

3 months ago

Good for stomping out stress.

3 months ago

always a great go to when I want to get a quick trail run or hike with the pup. beware of brushing up on poison oak on the sides of the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a very nice hike. we went at 7am, perfect

4 months ago

love this hike

hiking
5 months ago

Good Solid hike. uphill on the way there and down on the way back, pretty easy good for everybody

5 months ago

Such a great hike and a rewarding view. Not to hard
I've seen young kids make it to the top.

6 months ago

love it

hiking
6 months ago

This is a long trail. There is a cement road that technically leads to the trail head. In total I did almost 4 miles. Pretty much all uphill and rocky. Extremely hot because your in a canyon with rocks. Definitely bring water, wear big spray and wear a hat. Very worth it, I got a great workout.

hiking
7 months ago

I am here for work and by myself- so I wanted a safe, clearly marked. Trafficked trail and it was exactly that! Met a few friendly people along the way too who gave me the helpful hint of always stay to the left!! (There are several splits and you don't want to go to the right).

I got there on Sunday at about 7:30 am and barely found parking as someone was leaving. By 9 when I left people were parked a good half mile down the road.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for the view at the top. Good beginner to moderate level

8 months ago

Great hike for the view at the top. Good beginner to moderate level

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for the view at the top. Good beginner to moderate level

9 months ago

I had a good time, but I wish the signage was better. I ended up going to a different peak with a really steep hill so got a bit of an extra workout, but Inspiration Point itself is gorgeous. I knew it would be busy so I went early, but was still surprised by the amount of people on a Sunday morning. Beautiful spot though, especially with the recent rains filling the small stream in the canyon, so definitely worth it at least once.

9 months ago

Extremely average and heavily trafficked hike compared to all the amazing sights in the Los Padres. Good hike for beginners though

11 months ago

Awesome scenery. Great view from top. Straightforward relatively easy hike.

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

not a bad hike.

hiking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Awesome views! Go early - it gets hot.

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