Welcome to Santa Barbara Hikes!
Santa Barbara has some of the best hiking anywhere, and lots of it!
Lots of hiking trails are listed here with maps, topos and directions to the trailhead. Print out what you need and take it with you.
Then, come back and talk about your adventure.
Latest Hiking Adventures and Information
- Sespe at Spring in Adventure Stories
I love that trail. I hope to make it there this year. (2 Replies) - Sittingbull, 02/07/14
- 5 Day Loop - Cox Flat, Cottonwood, Bear, Madulce in Adventure Stories
Sounds like a nice trip. I love that waterfall near Bear. Glad to hear it is flowing even ... (6 Replies) - Diane, 15/06/14
- Possible mountain lion sighting at Nira in General Discussion
This was a juvenile lion, which means there is more than one running around out there! Go... (4 Replies) - Duane, 01/06/14
- Fastest run from Nira to Schoolhouse and back in General Discussion
If you know how to spot (and follow) the path of least resistance, the hike is very str... (9 Replies) - Jeff, 30/05/14
- Fall Canyon Trail Conditions in General Discussion
Didn't do the loop, but I spent three great days dayhiking out of Manzana Narrows. By the... (2 Replies) - Duane, 26/05/14
Diane's Big Adventures
This has to be the wettest drought summer ever. We went hiking today and again it rained. It was awesome, though. Big fat drops, the air was warm and moist. It felt like a hot steamy East Coast day.
We hiked just to Inspiration Point on the Jesusita Trail. The drops were fat and even though it was raining there was a clear view of Santa Barbara and all the way up the coast and along the mountains. We hiked without umbrellas most of the time but found them handy to sit out of the rain for a while while we had a snack and watched the view.
Seems so odd we're in such a terrible drought but it rains enough to use an umbrella two weekends in a row in the summer.