Rattlesnake Canyon Trail Santa Barbara

Area Status: Open

Views of Santa Barbara, the ocean, and the Channel Islands. Oak trees, meadows, and gullies. The west fork of the Rattlesnake Connector Trail connects with the Tunnel Trail. The east fork intersects with Gibraltar Road. No mountain biking on this trail.

General Information

Directions: The trail starts at the creek near Skofield Park. From Santa Barbara, take Foothill Road (Hwy 192) and turn north on Mission Canyon Road toward the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Turn right on Las Canoas for 1-1/2 miles and park near a narrow bridge just before Skofield Park. Look for the trailhead sign.


Day Hiking

Moderate difficulty. In Santa Barbara front country. Elevation gain is 1000 feet to the Rattlesnake Connector Trail (2.5 miles), 1500 feet to Gibralter Road (3 miles). No mountain biking on this trail.

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  Area/Length : 
3 miles