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Numbers of hikers and parking pose problems

At Santa Barbara's Tunnel Trail/Inspiration Point/Seven Falls hiking trails, the number of hikers... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Barbara L
Santa Barbara, California
A Vigorous Hike Not Worth the Effort

This hike was beyond my ability and I am a fair to average hiker. The terrain was ever changing... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Ideal in the spring, the falls and the hike to the falls offers much for the visitor.
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

At Santa Barbara's Tunnel Trail/Inspiration Point/Seven Falls hiking trails, the number of hikers has surged, bringing problems of unsafe parking, dogs off leash, noise, trespassing, and trash. Hikers should observe common-sense rules: pack out what you pack in; respect the natural surroundings. Pay attention to...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hike was beyond my ability and I am a fair to average hiker. The terrain was ever changing from what seemed easy and well marked to disappearing when crossing streams and humping over and up large boulders and fallen trees. It became very steep...More

Thank Adverturousone
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We got lost looking for Seven Falls because the trails aren't marked very clearly. We ended up on Jesusita Trail which takes you to Inspiration Point. It's a steep climb with loose rocks along the way. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. The reward at...More

5  Thank fun2travel68
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This was a great hike. Kepp you eyes out for the many species of birds. We even saw red crested Woodpeckers! Awesome sight. Trails very well maintained.

2  Thank CycoPath
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Amazing Waterfalls, wonderful hiking trail leading you to the beauty of natures sights.

3  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 27 June 2012

I've been out here multiple times, though perhaps I don't take the correct route through the rocks and down the creek... But, I've always had a good time. I'd say the only downsides to this place are parking (as I'm sure others have mentioned) and...More

4  Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The neighbors hate everyone parking there. Far too popular now. Watch out for the mountain biking morons, too. Nothing like a good person vs bike collision to make your hiking experience complete.

4  Thank L. K
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This is a great hike even if you don't hike often or do it all the time. once you reach the end of this hike, there are trails that go higher up they arent used much so be careful going up those

1  Thank P K
Reviewed 13 April 2010

The map on this web-site is misleading. To find these trails you have to drive all the way to the end of tunnel street. There's very little parking at the trailhead this is the only real problem with this activity. This is as much a...More

25  Thank elvis247
Reviewed 15 March 2007

this trail! I was told it was only a 1/4 of a mile to the falls and then we had another 1/4 of a mile up to the main falls but that we had to actually climb over the falls itself. The hike was actually...More

14  Thank Lasister
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