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Santa Barbara Hikes

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.

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Diane's Big Adventures

Crazy August hike to Willets

The craziest thing I ever did was go on a backpacking trip in August down the Sespe to Willets Hot Spring. I don't normally recommend this type of thing. It's HOT out there! And dry! You could die!

There was water 2 miles before Bear Creek and at Bear Creek and no water on the Sespe that we could see after Bear Creek. There was fresh(ish) water at Willets and the Hot Spring was hot.

Nevertheless, it was a great time!

Pictures here.