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Inspiration Point
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Tunnel Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Inspiration Point is a hiking area in Santa Barbara, California. The trail begins near the end of the pavement and is wide and maintained. The trail climbs through shady chaparral to a small summit which is another Edison access road, dirt this time. The summit is indistinct, except for the fact that when you reach it you have a beautiful view of the city, the ocean and the Channel Islands.

Arlington Peak
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Cathedral Peak Trail, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States

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Arlington Peak is a 3,258-foot (993 m) high peak within the Santa Ynez Mountains located north of Santa Barbara, California, adjacent to the south of La Cumbre Peak and to the southeast of Cathedral Peak. The peak is accessible via a 4.1-mile (7 km) "out and back" trail used for hiking and rock climbing, which is rated as difficult.

Rock Garden
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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The Rock Garden is a hidden boulder field perched on a ridge overlooking Santa Barbara. If the day is clear and the marine layer minimal, we will be gifted grand views of the ocean and the Channel Islands. It can be reached by a short hike of less than a mile from the top of Gibraltar Road. This will give us plenty of time to explore and wander amongst the boulders and beautiful pine trees.

Arroyo Burro Off Leash Dog Beach
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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This county park is the portal for the best known off-leash spot in the Santa Barbara area. Dogs are required to be on leash through the parking lot and bathing beach until, passing Arroyo Burro Slough, dogs are welcome to run free and cavort in the Pacific Ocean surf below the city’s Douglas Family Preserve.

Toro Canyon Park
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

576 Toro Canyon Park, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Toro Canyon Park is the quintessential hidden gem. It's huge, packed with amenities, offers a hike with a spectacular mountain top view, yet nobody knows it's there because it is far off the beaten path. Consequently many celebrities flock to Toro Canyon Park because of the privacy it affords.

Lizards Mouth Rock
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Lizard’s Mouth is a mountain top rock formation overlooking Santa Barbara. Wind-carved pockets on the underside of this sandstone outcropping give the rock a resemblance to a frog or lizard’s mouth. The short hike to Lizard’s Mouth offers sensational views and is a quick excursion for anyone traveling the 154 between Santa Barbara and Lake Cachuma or Los Olivos.

San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

CA-154, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a County of Santa Barbara Open Space, which the public enjoys for passive recreation including hiking and wildlife viewing.

Tucker's Grove Park
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

4800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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Tucker's Grove Park is Grand Central for large picnics in Santa Barbara. Tucker's Grove has 8 reservable picnic areas with capacities of 400, 310, 120, 80, 40, 25, 25, and 25. The lower park is great for families because of its wide-open spaces and relatively flat grounds that are right next to a large playground.

Live Oak Camp
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

4600 CA-154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Live Oak is reservable for large group functions only. Hot showers/restrooms. Accommodates up to 1,500 campers in “open” site fashion, and an additional 2,000 non-camping patrons on a daily basis. Roofed kitchen and eating area seats 250 guests.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

1 Lakeview Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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The adventure never ends at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Tent, yurt, and RV camping, naturalist-guided lake cruises, some of the best fishing to be found in the region, boating, hiking, picnicking, and more. The Area offers a multitude of activity options, plus the option of doing nothing at all.

Cachuma Lake Vista Point
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Cachuma Lake Vista Point offers a beautiful view of the Bradbury Dam and is also a scenic spot located in the lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara, California.

Tequepis Trailhead
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Forest Rte 6N04, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Tequepis Trailhead is a beautiful trail. You will get gorgeous views of Cachuma Lake while climbing, and great views of the coast when you reach the summit. Another bonus is that there are two geocaches at the top for you to look for.



Mission Rose Garden
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

420 Plaza Rubio, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

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Mission Rose Garden contains over 1,500 rose plants that are typically in bloom between April and November. The park has a large grassy area making it a great recreational area for families and friends.

Mesa Lane Beach
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Edgewater Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Mesa Lane is a secluded, inviting beach located among the Mesa neighborhood in Santa Barbara. A controversial 256 steps will lead you from the "Mesa" to the sand and waves below.

1000 Steps Beach
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

1429 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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1000 Steps Beach is a narrow beach below homes high on East Mesa bluffs. The dilapidated concrete stairs, originally constructed in the 1920s, show their age. They look downright scary when compared to the pristine stairwell at neighboring Mesa Steps Beach.

Santa Barbara Red Tile Walking Tour
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara Red Tile Walking Tour - One of the best ways to explore the city of Santa Barbara is on foot as you follow along the Red Tile Walking Tour.

Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Stearns Wharf is a pier in the harbor in Santa Barbara

Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Moreton Bay Fig Tree located in Santa Barbara, California is believed to be the largest Ficus macrophylla in the United States.

Red Rock Pools
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

Gibraltar Trail, California

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Red Rock Pools is a popular swimming hole in a crescent bend along the Santa Ynez River in the forest about an hour's drive from Santa Barbara.

San Ysidro Falls
Santa Barbara County » Santa Barbara
Place » Outdoors

San Ysidro Trail, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Head into the foothills of Montecito in pursuit of San Ysidro Falls. The mostly uphill hike goes for about 1.75-miles along the well-signed San Ysidro Trail before reaching the falls.