Located in California, the hiking in Santa Barbara is known for three cool hikes. The best Santa Barbara hiking based on popularity are considered to be Gaviota State Park, Gibraltar / Redrock Loop, and Romero Canyon Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Santa Barbara hiking trail below.
Southeast of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest, the Romero Canyon Trail is a rocky scramble up an old narrowing fire road into the Santa Ynez mountains. Its a five mile switchback ascent over 2,000 feet to the crest by unparalleled ocean vistas towards the Channel Islands through Chapparel.