The Best Hikes near Santa Barbara

Meri Dith at Zuma Beach
Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaThis view from Inspiration Point was selected as the best view in California in Backpacker's Magazine. You can take a boat to the island and spend...Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaParamount RanchLos Angeles County, CaliforniaParamount Ranch was founded in 1927 back when America was obsessed with movies about the old west. It's now a part of the National Park Service and...Escondido Falls, Malibu, CaliforniaEscondido FallsMalibu, CaliforniaGood hike with cool waterfall.Cavern Point, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaCavern PointSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaAmazing views off Cavern Point, a short hike from the main campground on the island. I love Channel Islands National Park.Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaIf you decide to stay over night and #camp on this #island, be sure to pack plenty of water! There's nothing on the island, it's pretty deserted....Inspiration Point, Ventura County, CaliforniaInspiration PointVentura County, CaliforniaChannel Islands #NationalPark doesn't get as many crowds as the others. We were the only ones on the entire island when we camped here. The...Anacapa Island, Ventura County, CaliforniaAnacapa IslandVentura County, CaliforniaView of Anacapa peaking up above the clouds from Santa Cruz Island at sunrise.Cornell, CaliforniaCornellCaliforniaMash site at Malibu state park. Little bit of a hike but worth it. Lake nearbyZuma Beach, Malibu, CaliforniaZuma BeachMalibu, CaliforniaZuma Beach is a great place to visit, and hopefully catch a TV commercial or movie being filmed. Hike up to Point Dume, and down the backside to...Ojai Valley Trail, Goleta, CaliforniaOjai Valley TrailGoleta, CaliforniaOjai valley has beautiful hikes and wilderness camp sites.El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CaliforniaEl Matador State BeachMalibu, CaliforniaFor my whole life I'd passed by the entrance to El Matador Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu without stopping. I finally decided to...Balanced Rock, Ventura County, CaliforniaBalanced RockVentura County, CaliforniaGreat hike to see an interesting rock. Pack a nice lunch and enjoy.Rose Valley Waterfalls, Ventura County, CaliforniaRose Valley WaterfallsVentura County, CaliforniaThe hike is easy and worth value to do it although in summer there is almost no water in the falls.Malibu creek state park, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaMalibu creek state parkLos Angeles County, CaliforniaNice place for a hikeNojoqui Falls, Solvang, CaliforniaNojoqui FallsSolvang, CaliforniaSuper short hike (10 minute walk) beginner level hike of Alisal and old coast highway right before the 101 just outside of Solvang.Tar Creek, Ventura County, CaliforniaTar CreekVentura County, California2 mile hike down to creek. 1 mile boulder hopping to this beautiful waterfall. Along the way a three tear waterfall.Sycamore Canyon Trail, Ventura County, CaliforniaSycamore Canyon TrailVentura County, CaliforniaRay miller trailhead supplies a great hike with views at the end of the loop.Malibu Creek State Park, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaMalibu Creek State ParkLos Angeles County, CaliforniaOur favorite back yard swimming hole. The cliff jumping and hiking here is also fantastic! #localgemGaviota State Park, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaGaviota State ParkSanta Barbara County, CaliforniaDrive past the state park ranger station and you'll find this hidden secret beach. Park along the side of the road. Hike over the train tracks and...Potrero Valley, Ventura County, CaliforniaPotrero ValleyVentura County, CaliforniaRancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa - nice hike to the waterfalls. Can't wait when their is plenty of water.
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