Saddle Rock Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Saddle Rock Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

Quite a beautiful trail -- it connects with some of the other trails in this area so you can make it a longer hike! Lil bit of rock scrambling is available if you look for it (my fav)

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Loved the hike.

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8 months ago

Mellow trail until the end and the incline ramps up. Nice view. Short and sweet.

hiking
11 months ago

I love this hike. Moderately hard last part up to Saddle Rock. Then a nice, easy loop back to the start. Beautiful views all around.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Moderate hike, slightly rocky trail but beautiful views

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Monday, November 02, 2015

Steep going up Saddle Rock, but no scrambling needed. Worth the views at the top. Returned by Girard Trail to the Bench on McMenemy Trail.

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Great hike. First half is a steady incline and the second half is stair like rocks, giving you good elevation in little time. There is plenty of parking in front of the gate at the trail head as well as in the surrounding neighborhood. The trail starts in a residential area and is well marked. You get a good warm up in the beginning until you eventually cross the creek and climb the first set of stairs, and be prepared to break a good sweat from there. At the top there are rocks that people like to move around to make different words or symbols so between that and the view, it makes for some good pictures. Feel free to move the rocks around and make a word or symbol of your liking. Quick hike, great incline and amazing views.