Stevens Park Kids Hike

  TRAIL INFORMATION Distance — 1 mile Elevation Gain — 100’ to Jesusita Trail Difficulty — Very easy; great for kids HIGHLIGHTS The trail beyond Stevens Park wanders through a beautiful oak-filled canyon, whose combination of picturesque scenery and easy hiking is perfect for children. There are lots of places to stop by the creek and mortars cut into the rock by the Chumash when...
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Jesusita Trail

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—4 .5 miles Elevation Gain—100’ to end of canyon; 1225’ to Inspiration Point Difficulty— very easy to moderately strenuous depending on the distance Topo— Santa Barbara HIGHLIGHTS Jesusita Trail wanders through a beautiful oak-filled canyon, whose combination of picturesque scenery and easy hiking is perfect for children. The hike to Inspiration Point...
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The Rock Garden

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—2 miles to the Rattlesnake Connector; 2.75 miles to the Rock Garden Elevation Gain—1600' to Rattlesnake Connector; 2850' to the Rock Garden Difficulty—hard core HIGHLIGHTS For those of you who have been to the Playground you will understand what is meant by a garden of rocks. There are no trails but many small openings which lead throughout the hundred acres...
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Cathedral Peak Scramble

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—2 miles to Cathedral Peak; 2.75 miles to La Cumbre Peak Elevation Gain—2350' to Cathedral Peak; 2950' to La Cumbre Peak Difficulty—hard core Topo— Santa Barbara HIGHLIGHTSFrom Santa Barbara, the Mission Crags dominate the skyline. On the left side of Mission Canyon a rocky shoulder rises from its depths, forming a long, steep and picturesque profile. If...
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Mission Canyon Catway

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—1.75 miles to power lines; 2.25 to intersection with Tunnel Trail Elevation Gain—1250' to power lines; 1600' to intersection with Tunnel Trail Difficulty—moderately strenuous to strenuous Topo— Santa Barbara HIGHLIGHTSA must hike for power walkers. The dirt road is open and fairly easily traversed by most hikers. The route continues around the upper end of...
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Inspiration Point

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—.75 miles to the bridge; 1.25 miles to the creek crossing; 2 miles to Inspiration Point Elevation Gain—800 feet Difficulty—moderately strenuous Topo— Santa Barbara HIGHLIGHTSInspiration Point is formed by the extension of the ridgeline leading off the southeast side of Cathedral Peak. Near the bottom the ridgeline flattens out, forming a promontory from...
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