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Santa Barbara Waterfront

Santa Barbara, California

4.85 mi / 26 ft gain

Shoreline Park

Santa Barbara, California

1.35 mi / 59 ft gain

Paraglide at Elings Park

Santa Barbara, California

Parma Park Trail

Santa Barbara, California

3.28 mi / 748 ft gain

Arroyo Burro Beach Loop

Santa Barbara, California

1.26 mi / 62 ft gain

Rattlesnake Canyon Trail to Tunnel Trail

Santa Barbara, California

7.7 mi / 2526 ft gain

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara, California

1.33 mi / 210 ft gain

Hike to Inspiration Point

Santa Barbara, California

4.0
3.5 mi / 800 ft gain

Seven Falls Trail

Santa Barbara, California

3.39 mi / 1033 ft gain

Places to stay

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

Holiday Group Campground

Ojai, California

Holiday Group Campground

Wheeler Gorge

Ojai, California

Wheeler Gorge

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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