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Work up a sweat and see the best view in town! One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Santa Barbara area, Inspiration Point offers a scenic panorama of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and... Read More
Work up a sweat and see the best view in town! One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Santa Barbara area, Inspiration Point offers a scenic panorama of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands beyond. Although there are several place to pick up the trail, the most common route is to start on Tunnel Road just past the Santa Barbara Mission. From there, it is about a three and a half mile hike that will take between 1-2 hours. The trail is dog friendly, but you should bring a leash. Bring some water and some sunblock. Free parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, but it can be pretty packed on weekends.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Inspiration Point is one of the best (and most photographed) hikes in Santa Barbara.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: This is one of the best hikes in Santa Barbara. It's a moderate trek on an easy-to-navigate trail.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: For one of the best views in Santa Barbara, lace up your shoes and hit this hiking trail.