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CA | Hike | Cathedral Peak

This is one of the hardest yet most rewarding hikes in the Santa Barbara front country. You will summit two peaks, Arlington at 3,258' and Cathedral at 3,333'. With views of the surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains, Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean, and the city of Santa Barbara. This hike is 4.5 miles round trip with 2,293' of elevation gain. This trail is rated as a Class 2 scramble. It is a full body workout!

Nearest City: Santa Barbara
Maximum Participants: 10
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Very Limited
State: California
Start Time: 0800
Meet-up Location: The trail entrance is on Tunnel Road up Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara.
1-2 Hours
2-4 Hours
4+ Hours
Minimum age of Participants:
No Children
0-5 Years
6-12 Years
13+ Years
About Me: Outdoorsman, US Marine Corps Veteran
Provided Gear: No gear will be provided (unless specific requests ahead of time)
Required Gear: You must bring 3-4 liters of water, snacks, hat, and comfortable hiking shoes or boots
Nice-To-Have Gear: Sunglasses, gloves, camera
Dog Friendly: