Looking for a great trail near Santa Barbara, California? AllTrails has 69 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 Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 28 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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bugs
2 days ago

Great view, but a little buggy and poorly marked

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rocky
2 days ago

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rocky
2 days ago

Not too many flowers during this time of the year. Decent variety of terrain. The movable rock formation is definitely worth checking out and taking some pictures. Beautiful mountain views but unfortunately, it was too foggy to see the ocean. Overall very nice hike with a lot of locals in the area (not too touristy), not too difficult as long as you can bend your knees.

this was my first official trail in SB. very nice walk, we had my elderly little dog along and she made it almost the whole way, but she was easy to carry. great scenery, heavily trafficked so I would feel ok alone as well.

We tried to hike here today and went past the road closure on Mountain Road and parked, but the West Fork is closed. There were cars parked across the dry river bed to the trailhead on the other side, but we couldn't figure out how to get to the trailhead. Any suggestions? This is one of our favorite trails, pre-debris flow, and we'd like to hike it again. Thanks.

This is definitely not a "hike," but the views are spectacular! Bring a picnic and please don't leave any trash behind. If you want a work out, you can explore Snyder Trail when you get to the fork.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
7 days ago

Great views at the end, but be warned the trail is SUPER overgrown and hard to follow in many places. There is also no cover most of the trail so be sure to bring water, wear sunscreen and a cooler the day the better. Be sure to download the trail map beforehand, you’re going to need it. That said the boulder fields at the end are beautiful and there a few spots to get out of the sun!

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail with fantastic views. Start early, and if you take the loop (first left) you’ll be afforded more shade on the way down.

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bridge out
off trail
over grown
washed out
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Cold springs to Camino ceilo. Next time also do montecito peak

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bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

on Jesusita Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Long trail but fabulous

on Rattlesnake Canyon

hiking
8 days ago

Fabulous !!!

on Inspiration Point

hiking
8 days ago

My favorite hiking spot !!! Beautiful views !!!

hiking
9 days ago

Just half a km into the hike snake crossed our path. After some contemplation, my friend and I decided to keep going. It was good. A bit hot and dry. Lots of mosquitoes. The view was nice.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike, lots of in and out of the sun so great on a hot day. Lots of poison oak this weekend, so be mindful. Great diversity or trees, rocks, water and vistas. Went the Gibraltar Rd route. Loved this hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Watch out for Poison Oak because it’s all over the trail.

This was a great trail. My first time on this trail. It’s well maintained, not too much poison oak. We only ventured up to the fire road and made a loop by coming down the Ridge Trail. We fortunately came across people who came up that way so they pointed us in the right direction. It’s a little steep in parts, trekking poles would’ve been helpful in a few spots

over grown
13 days ago

Great trail, beautiful greenery, and awesome ocean views. The trail is overgrown in some areas before you reach the stone bench at the top and most of the trail is overgrown after the bench as well. Also, there's quite a bit of poison oak everywhere so I wouldn't recommend shorts on this trail.

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over grown
rocky
13 days ago

more of a lollipop than a loop. you hit saddle rock immediately and the rest is a loop around the hill. a little overgrown, you may want to wear pants. great views of Santa Barbara!

hiking
13 days ago

The thing I like most about this trail is there's a lot of shade. Great for giving your dog exercise on a hot day.

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