Hike to Inspiration Point in Rattlesnake Canyon

Details

Distance

3.5 miles

Elevation Gain

800 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by The Outbound Collective

Get on the up and up to see the finest views of Santa Barbara, and oh--watch out for rattlesnakes.

Hike up the 3.5 mile trail to an unbeatable vista that will leave you smiling despite the chronic uphill that got you there. Inspiration point is in Rattlesnake Canyon State Park, so, naturally, be on the lookout for slithery reptile friends. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes as parts of the trail may have loose footing.

Read More

Know for

Fitness
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby

Reviews

Leave a Review
Admin

πŸ₯‡Top Contributor

6 months ago

Scenic Santa Barbara Hike

This trail is a bit of work to get up with 800 feet of elevation gain, but that's what makes the view at the top that much better! Get panoramic views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack to enjoy at the lookout.

119 total saves

5.0/5

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Nearby Adventures

Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

10 mi / 3000 ft gain

Hike the Saddle Rock Loop

4.0
2.9 mi / 895 ft gain

Hike to Tangerine Falls

4.5
2.5 mi

Hike the West Fork of Cold Spring

More Nearby Adventures