Knapp's Castle Trail

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Knapp's Castle Trail is a 0.9 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
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Note: The castle will be undergoing restoration starting in October 2017 so there will be limited access to the ruins. Please obey posted signage. Adjacent Snyder Trail, which connects East Camino Cielo with Paradise Road, remains open for hiking etc.

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21 hours ago

Easy hike and beautiful views

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2 months ago

It is a very short trail to some pretty cool ruins. There is no marking for the trail on the road, so you will need GPS to get you there.

hiking
3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months 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!

4 months 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
5 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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