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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

Blue Peak

Today we did a hike up to Blue Peak. Blue Peak overlooks Blue Canyon and the Romero Trail. It's the very pointy peak you can see as you drive East Camino Cielo in the area of Romero Trail.

We hiked up Romero Trail to East Camino Cielo. We opted to take the trail all the way to East Camino Cielo and turn west to head toward the water tank at Romero Saddle. There is also a trail that continues up and along the crest to the water tank that is a bit shorter. Either way works.

From the water tank, we walked down Romero Road about half a mile then reached another saddle where we turned right onto a trail. We followed this trail west until it emerged to East Camino Cielo and then immediately took a right turn up a trail that was probably once a firebreak. This trail was good and easy to follow all the way to Blue Peak. Blue Peak is marked with a survey marker.

After enjoying the view for a while, we headed down. The firebreak trail we had been on continues back to Romero Road pretty close to the water tank. When we got to the water tank, we took the crest trail that begins about where the pavement ends rather than walk down the dirt East Camino Cielo road all the way to where Romero Trail crosses. We followed the crest trail back to Romero Trail and then returned to our cars.

The whole hike was about 11 or 12 miles.

Me on Blue Peak with Montecito Peak behind me