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The Best Hiking in Carpinteria

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Top hiking spots in and near Carpinteria

  • Carpinteria, California

    Camp and Explore in Santa Cruz Campground

    5.0
    / 4 ft gain
    Santa Cruz Campground is nestled in Carpinteria State Beach, an easy drive from Santa Barbara, Ventura, or the greater LA area. Over a mile of beach front access allows for swimming, surfing, fishing, tide pool exploration, and picnicking.  There is an abundance of wildlife to see: seals, sea lio...
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  • Carpinteria, California

    Franklin Trail

    15.9 mi / 4416 ft gain
    Franklin Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Carpinteria, California.
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  • Carpinteria, California

    Torrey Pines Trail

    1.49 mi / 397 ft gain
    Torrey Pines Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Carpinteria, California

    Loon Point

    1.34 mi / 75 ft gain
    Loon Point is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Carpinteria, California.
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike Romero Canyon

    5.7 mi / 1459 ft gain
    Hiking the 5.7 Romero Canyon loop trail is a wonderful way to get outside and get the endorphins flowing. The trail has some steep sections but the reward for that, of course, is the excellent scenery. Hike in the spring and summer for the best of the wildflowers--you won't regret it. This is a g...
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  • Montecito, California

    Ennisbrook Park

    1.75 mi / 167 ft gain
    Ennisbrook Park is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Montecito, California

    Hammonds Meadow Trail

    0.36 mi / 20 ft gain
    Hammonds Meadow Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Ventura, California

    Rincon Beach

    0.9 mi / 3 ft gain
    Rincon Beach is an out and back trail that takes you past scenic views located near Ventura, California
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  • Montecito, California

    Montecito Peak Trail

    6.45 mi / 2398 ft gain
    Montecito Peak Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike to Tangerine Falls

    4.5
    2.5 mi
    This waterfall can be fairly dry during the year, so keep your eyes out for a recent rainstorm to really get things going. When you start the hike on East Folk Trail, at 0.25 miles, cross over the creek and join West Fork Trail. A little over another half mile, West Fork starts to head uphill, bu...
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike the West Fork of Cold Spring

    If you love the mountains above Santa Barbara but hate the crowds, stick to the canyon trails on the east side. The trails running up Cold Spring canyon offer a variety of experiences without all the noise.To find the West Fork of Cold Spring Trail, take the Olive Mill Rd. exit from the 101 freew...
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  • Montecito, California

    Cold Spring Trail Loop

    2.67 mi / 883 ft gain
    Cold Spring Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike the Saddle Rock Loop

    4.0
    2.9 mi / 895 ft gain
    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 eve...
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike the Cold Springs Loop Trail

    1.8 mi / 682 ft gain
    This trail is a 1.8 mile loop that is ideal for families or anyone looking for a short but spectacular hike. Begin at the trailhead where Cold Spring Creek crosses Mountain Drive. Follow the trail with a wooden sign--not the one with a rusty sign. Stay right at every fork. There will be a couple ...
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  • Montecito, California

    Hike the Cold Spring Trail to Montecito Peak

    6.8 mi / 1939 ft gain
    Park in the lot east of where Cold spring creek intersects Mountain Road. The correct trailhead is the one with the wooden sign, do not take the trail with a rusty metal sign. Begin your ascent and at the first fork stay right on East Fork. You will cross two mild creeks before the next fork, aga...
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Forbush Flat and Cottam Camp via Blue Canyon Trail

    6.98 mi / 1955 ft gain
    Forbush Flat and Cottam Camp via Blue Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Santa Barbara, California.
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