Knapp's Castle Trail

EASY 45 reviews
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Knapp's Castle Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

It's a short trail and average with some good views. Other than the ruins, nothing special.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
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29 days ago

kids friendly hike! nice views and not too many people. I liked it... :)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very easy hike off the road, but the castle and the view are incredible. We were able to do this hike with out 15 month old. I would note that this is private property which the owner allows the public to use. It's sad that the public leaves so much garbage at the site and does not respect the property more. Please clean up your trash!

1 month ago

Great place for a nice walk and great views, there is a trail to the left that can lead you to more hiking if the castle you think is a short walk..

walking
2 months ago

Have been here many times because of the scenic views. Simple trail walk, definitely a must to see the ruins.

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walking
3 months ago

Short, easy walk to some pretty amazing views!

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4 months ago

This is more of a mountain stroll to a pretty lookout. No hiking gear necessary. Would be a nice spot for a picnic.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

The trail is very short and easy but it's a must see

6 months ago

Cool ruins and amazing views but there were a lot of people.

6 months ago