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San Ysidro Trail. Hike to Waterfall on Wooded Trail in Santa Barbara

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.

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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.

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Enjoy Hike in Shady Santa Ynez Canyon, Pacific Palisades

There aren’t many shady hikes in the Los Angeles area, so it’s valuable to know where any of them are.

There’s a great short hike in the Pacific Palisades in Santa Ynez Canyon where the trails are covered by wonderful shade trees.

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Santa Barbara’s Cold Spring Trail is a “must do” hike

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.

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