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Santa Barbara Hikes

Inspiration Point Description

Inspiration Pt.

From the Trailhead...

The trailhead for Inspiration Point is the same for Tunnel Trail. Pass through the iron, locked gate and follow the paved Edison Rd.

Approximately 3/4 mile cross creek on wooden bridge. Around the bend the road becomes dirt. There is a junction here. To the right the Edison road continues up for a few miles and makes a nice walk or mountain bike ride of its own. For Inspiration Pt., stay straight on the dirt road at this junction.

Go just a little ways, maybe a few hundred yards further, and off to the right is the sign and junction for Tunnel Trail. Continue straight, not taking Tunnel Trail, for a few more yards to the junction on the left for Inspiration Pt. The trial is actually named the Jesusita Trail.

At about the 1 mile mark you will cross the creek. Look straight across the creek to the continuation of the trail.

Hike almost a mile through switchbacks and shady chaparral. Be careful of poison oak. Best to stay on the trail.

You know you have reached Inspiration Pt. when you arrive at a fire road and see a beautiful view of the city and the ocean. You are at an elevation of about 1750ft.

To get home, return exactly as you came.