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
- Big Pine Trail in General Discussion
That area has gotten a lot of love recently. Could be some fallen trees but it should be p... (1 Reply) - Diane, Jul 08, 2016
- Gaviota State Park (Westside) in General Discussion
After six months and rain (remember that stuff that falls from the sky), trail is overgrow... (2 Replies) - GerryC, May 11, 2016
- Wildflower report in General Discussion
I got the first update of the Figueroa Wildflower report of this year. Looks like you shou... (0 Replies) - Diane, Mar 24, 2016
- New West Goleta Trail - Beach to Crest in Adventure Stories
Found the trailhead after wandering around a while. It's more like 180 yards down the road... (22 Replies) - GerryC, Mar 15, 2016
- LPFA Events for Jan/Feb in Events, Resources, Buy/Sell/Trade
Backpacking Introduction Classes Santa Barbara: Led by Curt Cragg, the LPFA will be hosti... (0 Replies) - Diane, Jan 20, 2016
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!