Hike Santa Barbara

From Seven Falls to Hot Springs Canyon to Figuerroa Mountain, Hiking Expert John McKinney shares his favorite trails to Santa Barbara’s parks, preserves and special places.

  • Meander lovely Mission Canyon, Cold Spring Canyon and San Ysidro Canyon.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from Inspiration Point, Knapp’s Castle and Montecito Peak.
  • Discover waterfalls, wildflowers, and a near wilderness close to town.

Complete with The Trailmaster’s colorful stories, proven trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps.


  • Romero Canyon
  • San Ysidro Canyon
  • Buena Vista Overlook
  • Montecito Connections
  • San Ysidro Creek Preserve
  • Hot Springs Canyon
  • Cold Spring Canyon
  • West Fork, Cold Spring Canyon
  • Rattlesnake Canyon
  • Mission Canyon
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • San Roque Canyon
  • Fremont Ridge
  • Knapps’ Castle
  • Gaviota Hot Springs and Peak
  • Gaviota Pass
  • Aliso Canyon
  • Nineteen Oaks & Little Pine Mountain
  • Santa Ynez River Trail
  • Cachuma Lake
  • Firestone Vineyard
  • Nojoqui Falls
  • Fir Canyon and Figueroa Mountain
  • Manzana Creek

Last Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014