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Address: Las Canoas, Santa Barbara, CA
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A popular, moderate rated, multi-use trail, good for hiking, biking and...

A popular, moderate rated, multi-use trail, good for hiking, biking and horseback riding, three and a half miles round trip.

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Great trail for a morning hike

We hiked this trail with a group ranging from 5 years old to 70, and we all found it enjoyable. There are a couple areas that you need to climb up some rocks, but overall the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We hiked this trail with a group ranging from 5 years old to 70, and we all found it enjoyable. There are a couple areas that you need to climb up some rocks, but overall the grade is moderate, and you'll be rewarded with some great views of Santa Barbara and the ocean.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We´ve been there 2015, it was very hot, beautiful and exciting. It was one of the best experiences in Santa Barbara. Great view and unbelieveable nature!!! PERFECT!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We started from Mission Creek and walked all the way to Gibraltar. Fantastic views over the ocean and the islands. Pack a lot of water and why not have a picnic in the park after the hike. Good shoes a must, we had a comfy temp in the mid 80:s and a cooling breeze.

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1 Thank Unicornone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Loved it. Its a gradual moderate steep short hike. Water and Trail shoes as must, loose rock, so good shoe support helps. Wear pants or leggings, some paths are more narrow than others and I noticed there is a lot of Poison Ivy or Oak, not sure which but I do know they are either one. We hiked it when... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I'm a moderate hiker and I found the last quarter of this trail to be quite the work out. We took the trail all the way to Gibralter road for some amazing views of the islands and the ocean. About 5.5 miles round trip and a 1500 foot elevation climb but well worth it! Make sure to pack plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Walk along to start of Rattlesnake trail from Mission Creek. Then cut left to join top of Tunnel trail at about 2400 feet. Back down to your start. A perfect 13k loop with just 3 or 4K on road. Fabulous views, great variety of hiking trails.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Yes, you should wear good hiking shoes or boots, and take a hiking pole if you have one. But it's not a difficult trail and we only saw one small non-rattle snake. Some of the trail is shaded and some is not, so it could be hot if there's no cloud cover. Easy parking at Skofield Park just along the... More 

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Cabazon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

First time hiking this trail with my daughter and husband. It was a beautiful trail but definitely a workout! Loved it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Wow! This was a beautiful trail and it gave me a good workout. The hike took about 2 1/2 hours to complete. It had a lot of uphill climbing starting out. It was downhill on the way back. As you're hiking on the trail you come across a lot of shaded area. It also has areas that are unshaded. At... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

If you go left across the creek it goes up a good amount, but when it flattens out it feels like you're in a jungle.

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