Hike the Saddle Rock Loop

2.9 Miles Round Trip - 895 ft gain - Loop Trail

Saddle Rock Loop Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Samantha Drake

This trail gets your heart pumping for a very good cause...the view of the coastline and ocean from Saddle Rock is spellbinding and the Saddle Rock formation makes for a great photo-op.

Begin at the trailhead in the parking area on E. Valley Road. You'll gain some elevation (don't forget your water). You'll know when you arrive at Saddle Rock--you can't miss this conspicuous rock formation. Enjoy the sights from here. If you plan carefully and hike up on a clear day, you may even glimpse the Channel Islands way out on the horizon.

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Photography
Hiking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

2.9 Miles
895 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Good workout close to town

Saddle Rock is a good hike/run and a close option if you're staying in Santa Barbara. The uphill portions aren't tough, but good enough to get a sweat going and the trail is pretty well established. There were a few small creek crossings when I did this hike as it was raining really hard all weekend, but during drier weather, it shouldn't be too challenging. At the high point, you'll come across a heart-shaped gathering of rocks.