The Playground Trail

HARD 23 reviews
#27 of 127 trails in

The Playground Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

cave

views

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

Large boulders

hiking
19 days ago

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Views are ok, very urban along the coast, which isn't very nice. Trail was a bit hard to find in places because everyone goes their own route. Graffiti in multiple spots.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great place to view the coast. Moderate hike.

8 months ago

Great place to go bouldering with kids. The views of the Santa Barbara coastline are awesome! Nothing difficult about the trail.

9 months ago

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9 months ago

10 months ago

Really fun place to explore and play lots of water right now out there

11 months ago

11 months ago

Friday, July 01, 2016

Awesome

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Loved it! Nice little hike and so much fun to climb all the rocks. View is beautiful on a clear day

Sunday, May 08, 2016

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The trail is very overgrown with lots of poison oak and bees.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Directions feature tells you you're there almost 1/2 mile before. Keep driving and park in a big area to your left.