Road Running in Santa Barbara, CA
About Santa Barbara Road Running
With room-temperature weather twelve months a year and mile upon mile of coastal bike paths and scenic, lesser-travelled roads, the Santa Barbara region is practically begging to be explored via a run. Take a jog to the Mission or bang out a few paved miles along the Cabrillo Beach Bike Path, along the water’s edge between East Beach and West Beach, or pick a zig-zagging mountain road like Gibraltar Road; either way, your views will be endlessly captivating as the miles click by. Even a simple jaunt around the downtown area of this celebrated red-tile roof city will satisfy even the most seasoned runner.
The area is also home to numerous race series, a la the always enjoyable summertime Night Moves (complete with beer and BBQ at the finish line) and frequent annual one-off events like the Santa Barbara Marathon, the State Street Mile, and Pier to Peak Run.
This is a nice 7.5 mile run that takes you through some posh neighborhoods and gives you wonderful ocean views.
One of the toughest routes around. You literally run from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy!
Aptly named and beautiful road route for and runners.
If you're looking for a semi-urban road running route with nice ocean views and flat, paved paths, this area definitely fits the bill.
The coastal town of Santa Barbara, which has long drawn visitors for its beautiful beaches, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and world-class wineries, is also one of the state’s top paddling destinations.
All of the quintessential Santa Barbara experiences, from cruising along the beachside bike path to enjoying the region’s wineries and fine dining, are all entirely possible without a car.
With towering mountains, deep canyons, thick forests, and pristine beaches, Santa Barbara is a haven for outdoor adventurers.
When it comes to combining the mountains and the sea, it’s tough to think of a better place in the country for hiking than Santa Barbara, California. Here are ten scenic hikes that offer postcard-worthy views.
For those visiting Santa Barbara, the Los Padres National Forest is an unforgettable, adventure-filled side trip offering excellent hiking, camping, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing.
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