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  1. This difficult, rocky hike gives those who conquer it a nice waterfall reward.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.6 miles
    Duration
  2. 3-miles of unmarked beach trails that you can make your own. Enjoy the ocean views!

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.2 miles
    Duration
    Wander as you see fit
  3. This 9-mile loop is perfect for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.6 miles
    Duration
    3 - 5 hours
  4. This 3-mile hike, with 800-feet of elevation gain and plenty of boulder/rock scrambling, is a moderately difficult, yet really fun summer jaunt.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.8 miles
    Duration
    1 hour
  5. This moderately difficult loop, featuring well-maintained trails and nice views, is scenic, lush, and worth spending some time on.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.7 miles
    Duration
  6. A short and sweet trail very close to downtown. Great for the family or for a first-time trail run.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.4 miles
    Duration
  7. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.8 miles
    Duration
  8. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    30.4 miles
    Duration
  9. Lobo Canyon starts in the typical southern California desert environment before cutting down through a lush explosion of local fauna and finally ending at a tiny inlet beach.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    35.7 miles
    Duration
  10. An out-and-back trail with a little bit of climbing. Nice views along the way.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.7 miles
    Duration
  11. Straightforward (and popular) hike that finishes with a spectacular view.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.1 miles
    Duration
  12. One of the toughest - and most rewarding - hikes in Santa Barbara.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.5 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  13. This short, flat, and easy trail is a great option for introducing the young'uns to the outdoors.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.8 miles
    Duration
    1 hour +/-
  14. This 9-mile roundtrip is a strenuous out-and-back route with a lot of climbing and a nice waterfall along the way.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.7 miles
    Duration
  15. A great day trip to get up to the central coast or quaint overnight spot.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    30.4 miles
    Duration
    2 - 3 hours
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