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Best trails in Santa Barbara

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Looking for a great trail near Santa Barbara, California? AllTrails has 78 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Channel Islands National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rattlesnake Canyon Park or Arroyo Verde Park. Ready for some activity? There are 32 moderate trails in Santa Barbara ranging from 1.2 to 19.4 miles and from 16 to 3,976 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Santa Barbara
Top trails (78)
#1 - Romero Canyon Trail
Santa Barbara, California
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#2 - Rattlesnake Canyon
Rattlesnake Canyon Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#3 - Cold Spring Trail Loop
Gould Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#4 - Arroyo Burro Beach Loop
Douglas Family Preserve
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
#5 - San Antonio Creek Trail
San Antonio Canyon Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#6 - Lake Cachuma Sweetwater Trail
Lake Cachuma Recreation Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors.Show more
#7 - Parma Park Trail
Parma Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
#8 - Rattlesnake Canyon Trail to Tunnel Trail
Rattlesnake Canyon Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 49 m
#9 - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
Please note that as of June 2020, the Gardens are open to members only. Here is more information on how you can become a member: https://www.sbbg.org/garden-admissions Please know there is a fee to enter the garden. Widely regarded as a model botanic garden, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a living museum and a member of the American Alliance of Museums, dedicated to research, education, and conservation of California native plants.Show more
#10 - Stevens Park
Stevens Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m
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