Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara Guide Book

by Bryn Fox (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara  by Bryn Fox

107pp/maps/guides
ISBN: 9780762751174

The hardest thing about hiking in Santa Barbara is likely not finding a place to hike but narrowing down the options. In this book you will find twenty hikes, all within a short drive of town. Most hikes can be reached in less than fifteen minutes from downtown, with a few additional options a short ways up or down the coast in either direction. And every hike in this book can be done in a few hours or less.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: Beginning with a 1-mile interpretive trail where you can learn about the area’s flora and fauna as it pertained to the Chumash Indians, this loop trail climbs steadily through Aliso Canyon, eventually ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Amidst the rolling terrain of Gaviota State Park, the Beach to Backcountry Trail winds its way up a ridge through hillsides covered in wildflowers to large sandstone caves with views of the Pacific. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This nature walk travels through a 230-acre salt marsh. As one of the last remaining coastal estuaries in California, this thriving ecosystem is home to a variety of native plants, animals, and sea li ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This creekside hike climbs up the east side of Cold Spring Canyon alongside a number of cascades, waterfalls, and swimming holes before traversing up the canyon and emerging atop the canyon ridge to s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Seventy acres of land overlooking the Pacific provide numerous options for walks and runs. The preserve can be accessed from various points and is dog friendly, with many off-leash areas. Native plant ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This peaceful, shady preserve contains a large network of trails leading into one of the largest monarch butterfly preserves in California and then continuing on to beachside bluffs. Once at the bluff ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: From the heart of Montecito, this flat nature walk is a brief stroll through history. Across old stone bridges and along a butterfly preserve, you can meander along the oaks, taking brief trips throug ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This short hike marks the beginning of the longer trek up Gaviota Peak. After a 0.5-mile uphill climb, you are rewarded with a small cluster of natural hot springs where you can soak your worries away ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This easily accessible hike starts close to the center of town and quickly rises up a well-marked trail. It traverses through chaparral and sandstone walls before emerging atop Inspiration Point with ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This relatively flat hike meanders through forested areas and meadows as it follows the path of Oso Creek. The hike climbs gently uphill, connecting the Lower Oso Day Use Area with the Upper Oso Campg ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This scenic lollipop hike traverses the foothills of Montecito on sections of four different trails. After crossing San Ysidro Creek, the trail climbs uphill to a lookout point at a large stone bench. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Despite the daunting name, the hike through Rattlesnake Canyon is actually quite a peaceful one. You are no more likely to see a rattlesnake here than on any other trail in the area. A shady refuge ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This hike begins at the Red Rocks day-use area and travels in a short ways to enticing yet sometimes crowded pools with rocks for cliff jumping and rocky beaches for sunbathing. Continue past this bus ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This favorite local route begins with a short trip up a dirt access road before heading off the main trail onto a shaded singletrack. Follow the creek for a 2-mile uphill workout before merging back w ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This flat and peaceful trail begins at Tuckers Grove Park amidst baseball fields and picnic areas. It quickly leaves the crowd of the park and travels upstream along San Antonio Creek, meandering on a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This hike takes you on a hefty uphill climb alongside San Ysidro Creek, passing a number of excellent swimming holes lined with flat rocks perfect for lounging. You can make it a short 2.0-mile hike t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Perhaps the most iconic stretch of land in all of Santa Barbara lies on the boardwalk, or beach path. This paved bike trail runs from Leadbetter Beach, past the harbor and the Santa Barbara Wharf, and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Easily accessible from the center of town, this flat and scenic trail begins at the hidden oasis of Stevens Neighborhood Park and takes you beneath sycamore canopies and through grassy meadows before ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Beginning at the Cold Spring trailhead, this hike travels the west fork of the creek for a ways before branching off the main trail and following the middle fork. You will rock hop and climb your way ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This blufftop hike traverses flat wooded trails directly above the beach. You’ll pass a harbor seal rookery where you can stop and watch the seals before heading onto a peaceful treelined path with st ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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