HIKE Santa Barbara


Best Day Hikes in the Canyons & Foothills, Beach Hikes, too!

  • When longtime Santa Barbaran John McKinney says, “Take a hike!” you know it will be a good one.
  • Easy to-use guide to the best hikes in and around Santa Barbara. Complete with colorful stories, proven trail accounts, clear maps and directions
  • Hikes feature wildflowers, waterfalls, and a near wilderness close to town. Plus all the best beach walks along the idyllic Santa Barbara coast.

Here’s what local hikers know and most of the 10 million visitors a year to Santa Barbara do not: Trails in and around the city offer some of the best hiking in Southern California. This new guide details the best trails to Mission Canyon, Hot Springs Canyon, Rattlesnake Canyon, Seven Falls, Inspiration Point, Montecito Peak, Knapps’s Castle, Lizard’s Mouth, Figueroa Mountain and so much more. Choose from easy nature trails, moderate day hikes, all-day adventures. Every Trail Tells a Story. Hike on!

Companion guides include HIKE the Santa Monica Mountains and HIKE Southern California.