Seven Falls Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews
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Seven Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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1 month ago

I wouldn't really call this moderate. The riverbed was okay, and had a lot of rock hopping. The end of the actual 7 falls trail was okay, but not much to see. This route then takes you to '3 pools trail.' After scaling the rope / mountain side we ran in to a ~17 foot vertical wall. We looked for ways around but couldn't find any. It was basically rock climbing / bouldering. The views weren't really worth the effort. The trail is also heavily graffitied after the rope climb.

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3 months ago

This is a great hike! Especially after some rain! Did it a few months ago and it was awesome! A bit dry now that it's summer. Still one of my favs!

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4 months ago

more like two cesspools

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4 months ago

ALMOST Done! ; )

5 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail! difficulty ranges from Moderate to difficult, more like 4 miles, there's a lot of bouldering and climbing over rocks that slows you down, so it takes a couple hours. The end is so beautiful. Waterfalls and pools of water that you can jump into! The bouldering can be a bit challenging at time but super fun! The trail can be a little confusing and hard to follow but definitely worth the hike!

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6 months ago

Trail was hard to find because it is so overgrown! Lots of poison oak as well

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6 months ago

I don't think this trail should be moderate, at least not since the rain. The trail now is overgrown and hard to locate since it goes in and out of the creek, and requires some skill to get up the rocks. On the way up we met two people who turned back because you had to go up a steep narrow part with a rope- turns out that wasn't the only way to go though. Beautiful pools at the end. Make sure to clean up all your trash!