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The Best Hiking in Goleta

Looking for the best hiking in Goleta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Goleta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Goleta

  • Santa Barbara, California

    Goleta Beach and the UCSB Lagoon Trail

    3.25 mi / 95 ft gain
    Goleta Beach and the UCSB Lagoon Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Goleta, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    More Mesa

    2.87 mi / 72 ft gain
    More Mesa is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Goleta, California.
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  • Goleta, California

    Los Carneros Park Trail

    2.54 mi / 85 ft gain
    Los Carneros Park Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Goleta, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    San Antonio Creek Trail

    3.01 mi / 325 ft gain
    San Antonio Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Isla Vista, California

    Coal Oil Point Reserve

    2.31 mi / 79 ft gain
    Coal Oil Point Reserve is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Goleta, California.
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  • Goleta, California

    Ellwood Bluffs/Coronado Butterfly Preserve

    1.06 mi / 26 ft gain
    Ellwood Bluffs/Coronado Butterfly Preserve is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Goleta, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Atascadero Creek Trail

    2.94 mi / 518 ft gain
    Atascadero Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Goleta, California

    Ellwood Forest Park Loop

    2.15 mi / 56 ft gain
    Ellwood Forest Park Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Goleta, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    The Playground Trail

    1.09 mi / 374 ft gain
    The Playground Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Fremont Ridge Trail

    4.32 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Fremont Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Arroyo Burro Beach Loop

    1.26 mi / 62 ft gain
    Arroyo Burro Beach Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Hike to Knapp's Castle

    4.2
    0.8 mi
    One of the many hidden gems near Santa Barbara, Knapp's Castle is an abandoned home built in 1916 by George Knapp. Finding the trailhead can be difficult because it's not clearly marked and the road it's starts from is long, winding and narrow. Coming from the 154, turn right on East Camino Cielo...
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Hike to Inspiration Point

    4.0
    3.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Hike up the 3.5 mile trail to an unbeatable vista that will leave you smiling! This hike has a steady uphill climb from the trailhead off of Tunnel Rd into Los Padres National Forest. Keep in mind this trail can get pretty crowded on weekends, so you're best to be at the trail early in the mornin...
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Seven Falls Trail

    4.0
    3.39 mi / 1033 ft gain
    Seven Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

    10 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Tunnel Trail is a great way to get to the top of La Cumbre Peak. You get to the trail head by taking Tunnel Road until it dead ends at a large water tower, there you can park your car and start on foot. You take spyglass ridge road up which is a paved fire road until it becomes dirt when you get ...
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  • Santa Barbara, California

    Cathedral Peak Trail

    4.8 mi / 2438 ft gain
    Cathedral Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Barbara, California.
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