The Best Backpacking in Santa Barbara County

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

  • Hike the West Fork of Cold Spring

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  • Hike to Matilija Falls

    5.0
    9 mi / 950 ft gain
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  • Beach Camp on Santa Rosa Island

    5.0
    16 mi / 50 ft gain
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  • Camp at the Water Canyon Campground in the Channel Islands NP

    1.5 mi
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  • Hike to Cavern Point & Potato Harbor

    5 mi
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  • Camp at Scorpion Ranch, Channel Islands NP

    4.0
    0.5 mi
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  • Backpack to Del Norte Campground on Santa Cruz Island

    5.0
    7 mi / 700 ft gain
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  • Backpack Zaca Ridge

    5.0
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  • Backpack across Santa Cruz Island

    5.0
    15 mi
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  • Dispersed Camp in Los Padres National Forest (near Davy Brown Campground)

    7 mi / 2000 ft gain
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  • Backpack to Bear Trap Campground

    4.8 mi / 1200 ft gain
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  • Hike the East Anacapa Island Trail

    2.4 mi / 334 ft gain
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  • Hike the East Point Trail

    14.7 mi / 728 ft gain
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  • Climb Black Mountain on Santa Rosa Island

    8 mi / 1400 ft gain
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  • Hike to East Point via the Coastal Road on Santa Rosa Island

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  • Backpack Pier to Ford Point on Santa Rosa Island

    19.6 mi / 3041 ft gain
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