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CA | Hike | La Cumbre Peak (Loop)

This is the hardest hike in Santa Barbara. It also offers the best views! Which includes the front and backcountry of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and multiple coastal cities. On this adventure, you will bag three peaks; Arlington 3,258', Cathedral 3,333' and La Cumbre 3,985'. It is 8+ miles roundtrip and includes class two scrambling, boulder hopping, and single-track dirt and rocky trails with over 3,000' elevation gain and loss. It will take at least six hours to complete.

Nearest City: Santa Barbara
Maximum Participants: 10
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Year-Round
Very Limited
State: California
Start Time: 0800
Meet-up Location: The trail entrance is on Tunnel Road up Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara.
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Hard
Extreme
Duration:
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 4-6 liters of water, snacks, hat and comfortable hiking shoes or boots
Nice-To-Have Gear: Sunglasses, gloves, trekking poles, camera
Dog Friendly:
Yes
No