You can walk on the bluffs above the beach on the Aniso Trail, or walk along the beach between Refugio State Park and El Capitan State Park. It’s not overcrowded like so many other Santa Barbara area beaches.
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An incredibly beautiful out-and-back trail.This is a “must do” hike in this area. It’s a moderate hike of about 6.5 miles, 3.25 miles each way, and takes about 3 hours.
There is a 1200 ft elevation gain, so it’s a good workout!
Features: running creek with numerous small cascades, 80 ft waterfall, beautiful wooded environment with shaded trails.
You don’t have to be a workout fiend to enjoy this hike. It’s a lovely wooded trail by a creek. Take your time if you want.
Check out awesome Romero Canyon!
Cold Spring Trail is an incredibly beautiful loop trail in the Santa Barbara/Montecito foothills. This is a “must do” hike in this area.
It’s an easy to moderate hike of about 2 miles, and takes about 2 hours.
Features: running creek, small waterfall, ocean views, shaded trails.
Yea, it’s easy and it’s cool. Go to this place in SB and try out this paragliding thing …. it’s awesome!
When you’re in Santa Barbara taking advantage of all the outdoor activities the area has to offer you need to stoke up on some good eats. Yes, they have a Whole Foods and a few Trader Joe’s markets. But, they also have some other good places to find nourishment for those trails and hikes. Click here to check out some excellent places for meals and snacks you may not know about unless you’re a local.
This Santa Barbara beach is one of the few beaches that actually allows unleashed dogs. I don’t even have a dog, but I love them and it is really fun to watch how much the dogs enjoy this experience. They just have a ball running all over the place and romping with other dogs, charging in and out of the water. It’s like the dogs have gone to heaven and can’t believe how free they are. And their owners really enjoy throwing them balls and sticks. It’s just a wonderful scene to watch and experience. … photos and more