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Camp and Explore in Santa Cruz Campground

Carpinteria, California

5.0
/ 4 ft gain

Camp at Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, California

3.7

Franklin Trail

Carpinteria, California

15.9 mi / 4416 ft gain

Surf Rincon Point

Rincon Point, California

Torrey Pines Trail

Carpinteria, California

1.49 mi / 397 ft gain

Loon Point

Carpinteria, California

1.34 mi / 75 ft gain

Hike Romero Canyon

Montecito, California

5.7 mi / 1459 ft gain

Ennisbrook Park

Montecito, California

1.75 mi / 167 ft gain

Hammonds Meadow Trail

Montecito, California

0.36 mi / 20 ft gain

Places to stay

Holiday Group Campground

Ojai, California

Holiday Group Campground

Wheeler Gorge

Ojai, California

Wheeler Gorge

Sage Hill

Snyder Trail

Sage Hill

Los Prietos

Santa Barbara, California

Los Prietos

Paradise Campground

Santa Barbara, California

Paradise Campground

Fremont Campground

Santa Barbara, California

Fremont Campground

Guides and stories

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

Josiah Roe

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Josiah Roe

The Galapagos of California

The Galapagos of California

Kyle Frost

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Kristen Fuller

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

Katie Yarborough

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

Leigh Maneri

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