Kara Kieffer

Santa Barbara, Los Angeles

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  1. Santa Barbara Rock Gym - Climbing

    Santa Barbara

    The Santa Barbara Rock Gym features more than 8,500 square feet of climbing and bouldering in its facilities. While SBRG offers the usual birthday parties and belay lessons, they also pride themselves on taking climbers outdoors with lead clinics.

  2. Smugglers Cove - Hiking

    Santa Barbara

    The Channel Islands are a national park comprised of five moderately sized islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Santa Cruz Island is both the largest island in the park, and also the largest island in California.

  3. Little Pine Mountain - Mountain Biking

    Santa Barbara

    Little Pine Mountain is considered one of the best mountain bike rides in Santa Barbara County. The loop combines a challenging climb with a thrilling downhill and takes several hours to complete.

  4. Santa Cruz Trail - Backpacking

    Santa Barbara

    This is one of the classic two day backpacking trips in the Santa Barbara area. Done as an out-and-back trek, this hike starts off winding through narrow sandstone canyons before climbing up and over a pass with views of the Los Padres mountains.

  5. Gaviota Wind Caves - Hiking

    Santa Barbara

    Just a mile from the ocean sits a unique geological formation; the Gaviota Wind Caves. Formed by thousands of years of on-shore winds, these unique and sculptural caves have a distinctly otherworldly feel, and make for an excellent morning hike.

  6. Lookout Park/Summerland Beach - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Santa Barbara

    Lookout Park is a small park in Summerland, Calif., set atop cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Where four acres of carefully groomed grass suddenly give way to the sweeping expanse of the ocean below.

  7. Gibraltar Rock - Climbing

    Santa Barbara

    One of the most popular and classic climbing destinations in the Santa Barbara area.

  8. Scorpion Anchorage to Prisoner's Harbor on Santa Cruz Island - Backpacking

    Santa Barbara

    Located on California’s largest island and inside a national park, this hike traverses the eastern part of Santa Cruz Island.

  9. Goleta Beach Park - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Santa Barbara

    Protected by Campus Point and sprawling over 29 acres along the Pacific Ocean, Goleta Beach Park is an excellent place to venture out into the open ocean on your stand-up paddleboard.

  10. 8 Great Camping Sites Near Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    If you're looking for a convenient weekend getaway in LA, check out our favorite camping spots inside LA County.

  11. Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    Have an adventurous weekend at Hermosa, Manhattan, and Redondo beaches in L.A.

  12. 9 Unique Santa Barbara Events to Experience in Your Lifetime

    Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara is an idyllic year-round vacation spot known for both its beaches and mountains. These nine events offer the perfect excuse to plan a trip to discover the town for yourself.

  13. The Silver Moccasin Trail: LA's Forgotten Thru-Hike

    Los Angeles

    Unlike the ever-popular John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, almost nobody knows of the existence of the Silver Moccasin Trail—a 53 mile foot path that traverses Angeles National Forest through large sections of the gorgeous San Gabriel Wilderness.