San Marcos Foothills Preserve

EASY 9 reviews

San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love walking dogs and exercise myself. Trail nicely groomed and lots of options. Like to hike at 6:30 am which in theory is violating rules. Still like Trail for 4 mile round trip hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

It's a nice trail. Not to hard. Parking was kind of shady because we were the only ones here. It's close to home so I will come back.

6 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This is pretty much a walk unless you go out of bounds and start up the sides. Mostly in the sun, so bring a hat.

Don't bother going in the summer, it's too dry - otherwise wait until spring when things are blooming.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Live close to it! Definitely a nice easy/sometimes moderate hike with pretty views.

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

More of a walk than a hike. Nice during the week when you want a little exercise but don't want to spend time driving to a trailhead.