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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California is a popular outdoor location for adventure seekers. With its scenic trails, beautiful beaches, and exciting attractions, it is a must-visit destination. The best trails and outdoor activities in and near the area include hiking the Santa Ynez Mountains, exploring the Channel Islands National Park, kayaking in the Santa Barbara Harbor, and surfing at Leadbetter Beach. Other popular attractions in the area include the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and the Santa Barbara Mission. With so many activities and attractions to explore, Santa Barbara is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

Top Spots in and near Santa Barbara

  • Thousand Oaks, California

    Hiking Wildwood Regional Park

    Wildwood Regional Park is open year-round, easily accessible, and offers great routes for hiking, running, biking, and even horseback riding. There are also two waterfalls inside the park—the larger of the two, Paradise Falls, cascades 40 feet into a large pool. To catch some beautiful views of t...
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  • Bakersfield, California

    Hike the San Emigdio Trail in the Wind Wolves Preserve

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This area is a family friendly hiking area for beginners. The farthest place to hike on the map is call Reflection Pond and is about a 7 mile hike out and back. The main trail called San Emigdio Trail runs right next to a stream the whole time. It is a really nice area for a day hike to find some...
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  • Orcutt, California

    Hike or Trail Run the Rice Ranch Trail

    3.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Hike, mountain bike, or trail run the Rice Ranch Trail in Orcutt, CA. This park is relatively small, but a great place for a hike or run. I did a 3 mile loop and could easily have added on a couple more miles. Hike up to water towers at the top and enjoy views overlooking Santa Maria Valley and o...
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