Hike to Inspiration Point in Rattlesnake Canyon
Los Angeles › Inspiration Point Trailhead, Santa Barbara
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Get on the up and up to see the finest views of Santa Barbara, and oh--watch out for rattlesnakes.
Hike up the 3.5 mile trail to an unbeatable vista that will leave you smiling despite the chronic uphill that got you there. Inspiration point is in Rattlesnake Canyon State Park, so, naturally, be on the lookout for slithery reptile friends. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes as parts of the trail may have loose footing.
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Really short hike, it has a great view of the county but that's pretty much it. You hike for the view, and the hike is fairly short. Worth a view of the sunset or sunrise (not sure which one you see from the viewpoint). Classic destination for UCSB students.
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