Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,561' 476 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 2,460' 750 m
Low: 904' 275 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A local favorite, this 2.5 mile hike offers great views from the mountains directly above Santa Barbara.”— John McKinney
After crossing the creek once again you'll follow the trail to Tin Can Meadow, which was named after a homestead cabin that once existed there before it unfortunately burned down in 1925. A trail junction sits at the end of this meadow, at which point you'll want to bear right to follow the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail for another 3/4 of a mile until it hits Gibraltar Rd. The Rattlesnake Canyon Trail ends at this intersection with the road, but there are stunning views of the South Coast from this point.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
Land Manager: Santa Barbara County Parks