Day Hikes around Santa Barbara  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes around Santa Barbara Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes around Santa Barbara  by Robert Stone
Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara is the comprehensive, essential guide to day hiking in this beautiful, captivating area. An excellent collection of 82 day hikes accommodates every level of hiking experience. Highlights include oceanside bluffs, tidepools, sculpted gorges, waterfalls, rock outcroppings, mountain ridge trails, stunning overlooks and some of southern California's best scenery.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes around Santa Barbara" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 61.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 61.

Agua Caliente, meaning "hot water," is home to Big Caliente Hot Springs, a bathing pool near the trailhead that is perfect for soaking after the hike. The hike up Agua Caliente Canyon follows the cree ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The Aliso Canyon Loop Trail begins on a one-mile interpretive trail along Aliso Creek. The trail crosses and recrosses the creek continuously up stream. The trail climbs to a grassy plateau dividing A ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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The Angostura Pass Road is a service road that leads seven miles down the north face of the Santa Ynez mountains to Gibraltar Dam. The hike down the road overlooks Gibraltar Lake and Dam. There are gr ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
The Aniso Trail (Chumash for seagull) is a paved hiking and biking trail along the sea cliffs and marine terraces connecting El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach. The trail, an ancient Chumas ...
Capitan, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The Arroyo Burro Trail, originally a Chumash Indian route, leads down a narrow, rocky canyon with a year-round stream. The trail connects with the Arroyo Burro Road just south of White Oak Camp. The h ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
In the mountainous backcountry of the 2,775-acre Gaviota State Park, a network of trails lead to scenic overlooks, sandstone outcroppings, intriguing caves and oakstudded rolling hills. This hike foll ...
Gaviota, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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The Blue Canyon Trail follows Escondido Creek through a narrow canyon past weathered sandstone outcroppings and blue-green serpentine rock. The lush canyon has stands of oak, sycamore, and alder trees ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
The Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary is an incredible spot. The bluffs offer great views overlooking the ocean, while the trail looks down at a community of harbor seals on the shore. You can wat ...
Carpinteria, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Coal Oil Point Reserve has several coastal wildlife habitats set aside for research, education and preservation. The 117-acre ecological study enclave, managed by UCSB, has coastal dunes, eucalyptus g ...
Goleta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The hike up the East Fork of Cold Spring Canyon follows Cold Spring Creek through an alder, bay, and oak forest. Between the steep canyon walls are creek crossings, deep pools, and waterfalls. The des ...
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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The hike up Cold Spring Canyon passes numerous cascades, pools, and waterfalls as the trail parallels the creeks. The forested hike includes an off-trail scramble up a gorge to a 200-foot waterfall kn ...
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
The Coronado Butterfly Preserve was established as a nature preserve by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara in 1998. The 9.3-acre preserve and the Ellwood Main Monarch Grove are among the largest monarch ...
Goleta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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The Douglas Family Preserve (also known as the Santa Barbara Coastal Bluffs) is a 70-acre grassy mesa with over 2,200 feet of rare, undeveloped ocean frontage. The preserve is covered with mature oak, ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The historic La Purisima Mission is one of California’s 21 original Franciscan missions. Ten of the adobe buildings, dating back to the 1820s, are fully restored and furnished. The natural setting lie ...
Lompoc, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Located west of Santa Barbara, El Capitan State Beach has a beautiful sandy beach with rocky tidepools. El Capitan Creek flows through a forested canyon to the tidepools. Nature trails weave through s ...
Isla Vista, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Elings Park (formerly Las Positas Friendship Park) is a 236-acre hilltop park with a developed north side that includes baseball and soccer fields, gazebos, picnic areas, a war memorial and an amphith ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Santa Barbara Shores County Park has a network of interconnecting trails across flat grasslands overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Ellwood Bluffs Trail parallels 80-foot high cliffs along the ocean's ...
Isla Vista, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
The Ennisbrook Trail (also known as the San Ysidro Creekside Trail), in the heart of Montecito, meanders through an oak, olive and eucalyptus woodland. San Ysidro Creek flows through a 44-acre preserv ...
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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This hike descends a thousand feet down the north slope of the Santa Ynez Mountains to Forbush Flat, a beautiful meadow located by Gidney Creek. Forbush Flat was the location of an old homestead in th ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The Fremont trail is a restricted vehicle road that winds down towards the Santa Ynez Valley past sandstone formations and a series of knolls. The hike has great views from Santa Barbara's mountainous ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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