San Antonio Creek

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 148 feet to intersection with Highway 154 Difficulty: Easy Topo: Santa Barbara HIGHLIGHTS Though this is a relatively short hike and isn’t terribly primitive, it is a wonderful place to take children. Tucker’s Grove is perfect for a picnic, and it has the best playground equipment for kids anywhere in Santa Barbara. The hike is level so...
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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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Stevens Park

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance—1 mile Elevation Gain—100’ to Jesusita Trail Difficulty— Very easy; great for kids Topo— Santa Barbara 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...
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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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