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Santa Barbara Hikes

Inspiration Point Directions

Inspiration Pt. directions

From the Mission, corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Street in Santa Barbara...

Head up Los Olivos toward the mountains. The road makes a jag and becomes Mission Canyon Rd.

At the stop sign, turn right on Foothill Rd.

At the stop sign and fire station, turn left onto Mission Canyon Rd.

At the fork in the road, stay left on Tunnel Rd.

Drive to the end of Tunnel Rd. and park your car. Be careful to park with your tires completely within the line or you will be towed. They are not kidding about that.

Hike up to the end of the road by the large water tank and metal gate across the road. This is the trailhead.

(About 5 minute drive)