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    Rattlesnake Creek at flood stage.
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    Ladybugs overwintering in Fir Canyon near Figueroa Mountain.
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    View of La Cumbre Peak from Rattlesnake Canoyn.
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    Tattered painting somewhere in the Gaviota area.
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    Relaxing on an overnight trip in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
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    Goldfields cover the hillside near the Carrizo Plain.
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    A quiet walk along the Steven's Park Trail.
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    Springtime in Cold Spring Canyon.
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    Car camping in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
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    Springtime in the mountains.

Explore All That Santa Barbara County Has To Offer:

Miles of trails, country roads, canyon walks, beautiful beaches — all waiting for you to enjoy.

 

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Hiking Trails

There are seven front country canyons and dozens of day hiking routes within a few minutes of downtown Santa Barbara — and many more in the mountains, the valleys and backcountry waiting for you to discover. Learn where here at Santa Barbara Outdoors.

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On the Bike

Whether by road bike or mountain bike, check out the dozens of rides Santa Barbara County has to offer — for every level of expertise, ranging from the front country, to backcountry roads and single track, mountain adventures — and from day rides to multi-day trips.

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Country Tours

Find out more about how you can experience the nearby mountaintops, backcountry roads, the quiet beauty of the Santa Ynez, Santa Maria and Cuyama valleys — and many of CA's finest wineries — in your own car — and at your own pace.

  

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Beach Walks

Whether a beach walk along the area’s 40+ miles of coastline, a personalized tour of Santa Barbara’s historical streets and hidden jewels or discovering the area’s many open spaces, you’ll find what you need to know here at SBO.

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