Welcome to Santa Barbara Hikes!
Santa Barbara has some of the best hiking anywhere, and lots of it!
Lots of hiking trails are listed here with maps, topos and directions to the trailhead. Print out what you need and take it with you.
Then, come back and talk about your adventure.
Latest Hiking Adventures and Information
- Lion Canyon/Montgomery Potrero in Adventure Stories
Spent 4 days (3/21-24) at Lion Cyn and the potreros. The grass is starting to brown out an... (0 Replies) - mstiles, Mar 26, 2015
- 14th Annual Figueroa Wildflower Tour March 28 in Events, Resources, Buy/Sell/Trade
There will be a Wildflower Tour on March 28th, 2015 on Figueroa Mountain. Meet at the Figu... (0 Replies) - Diane, Mar 18, 2015
- backpacking in July with kids in Events, Resources, Buy/Sell/Trade
You should go to the Sierras in the middle of summer. Backpacking in our area is way too h... (1 Reply) - Diane, Mar 13, 2015
- New Book: Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura in Events, Resources, Buy/Sell/Trade
Great news! :D Thanks Gerry for keeping tabs on the release's progress. (25 Replies) - Cross Tie Walker, Mar 05, 2015
- Is an Adventure Pass required to park at Ozena Fire Station? in General Discussion
No, you don't need a pass to park at Ozena FS. (1 Reply) - Cross Tie Walker, Feb 25, 2015
Diane's Big Adventures
Hike to Blue Peak
Blue Peak is a pointy peak you can see at the top of Romero Canyon Trail. It has a USGS marker at the summit. To get there we hiked up Romero Canyon Trail then down the fire road from the water tank. There's a saddle on the fire road with a trail heading off to the right. We followed that until we emerged on East Camino Cielo Road. The trail continues up to the peak, a hard right turn at the road. The trail continues down past the second peak and then drops back down to the fire road by the water tank. We returned down Romero Canyon Trail.
It was foggy today but we hiked out of it. It was humid but also comfortable in temperature.
Up on top of the mountain, spring seemed to be at high bloom. Popcorn flowers, monkey flowers and Indian paintbrush dotted the green grasses. All the emptiness of the Dick Smith Wilderness behind the Santa Ynez Range was visible from the summit. We lingered as the fog swirled in and out around us and swallowtail butterflies sought mates around us. It's a nice time to hike right now.