Santa Barbara Trails

Santa Barbara hikes

A trail jogger passes through a meadow on one of many Santa Barbara hikes.

Escape the hubbub of Los Angeles with these excellent Santa Barbara hikes. The city itself is a coastal beaut, just a stone's throw north of California's largest city. Spend a day on the 7.5-mile Romero Canyon loop, where stunning seaside views play off panoramic shots of snowcapped mountains.  Go for a swim at Seven Falls via a 2.5-mile out-and back. Or hop on a boat and head for Channel Islands National Park, one of the lesser known – but no less beautiful – parks in the nation.