Looking for a great trail near Santa Barbara, California? AllTrails has 75 great hiking trails, 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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hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike!

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bugs
over grown
4 days ago

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muddy
washed out
4 days ago

Took the family to enjoy the waterfall, my 6 year old son enjoyed it as much as my teenage girls

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike. Beautiful setting. But does get a bit too crowded. Good to get here early!

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muddy
rocky
7 days ago

Trail is too narrow for any sort of social distancing, many awkward encounters going up and down with folks trying to stay six feet away. Impossible here.

on San Roque Creek

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muddy
7 days ago

Some of it was muddy . A couple creeks to walk through with slippery rocks. Very busy today

hiking
7 days ago

Stopped at intersection of N Ontare and the Public Trail

Not hard at all.

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rocky
8 days ago

Hiked Romero Trail today counter-clockwise. The trail starts spectacular views of the Montecito area (you can see Oprah's house!) and Santa Barbara and Carpinteria all the way to Rincon Point and of course the Channel Islands. The trail leads up past spectacular sedimentary landforms and up into Romero Canyon. When I hiked, first day of Spring 2020 there were a diverse array of wildflowers heading up into the canyon, many areas with flowing water from from the recent rains including at the trailhead. This contributes an audiatory experience that you don't find with most hikes in the area. The hike has a decent elevation gain but is not overly strenuous- however I am an avid hiker and this hike could be difficult for someone not used to slopes. The trails are rustic at some points with a bit of fun scrambling and walking over waterflows so wear good shoes or hiking boots. A bit past the midpoint of the hike you will be heading down fairly rapidly through beautiful oak and bay Laurel forest with a substantial amount of shade. Overall this hike was great and is a good workout with pretty spectacular views. Give it a shot if you are in the area and you won't be disappointed!

Beware not a loop! private property is fenced up so you can turn around at the plateau around the steep bend or loop back down through Cold Springs which is an extra half mile and can hold difficult terrain in some corners.

hiking
9 days ago

Easy hike . Didn’t go the whole way the creek is pretty high

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muddy
9 days ago

A little muddy today but still my favorite little hike in these hills!

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muddy
10 days ago

running
10 days ago

Added beach workout halfway through

I just love the water so I ventured out today after the rains had subsided. It’s was beautiful. Relaxing and definitely socially distancing! I just love this trail!

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no shade
over grown
11 days ago

Very pretty. You could see snow on the peaks of the backcountry mountain ranges today. Indeed, all the uphill is coming back up. Great views of SB backcountry, and sometimes a peek of the ocean here and there. I liked the solitude of this trail, was completely alone. There is a gate about 2 miles in that is locked; from there turn left onto a covered, more overgrown but medium-trodden trail; keep going until deemed fit to turn back.

A bit muddy due to rains but always gorgeous. An event at SYR added some nice music to the end of the trail for me. Now if I could just run over and jump in one of their spa rooms!

hiking
14 days ago

Good!

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muddy
15 days ago

Beautiful trail . Hot springs are worth the hike !

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