Inspiration Point, Los Padres National Forest, California 93105, USA
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be on the lookout for poison oak growing along the trail.
Popular among active locals, Inspiration Point is a three-and-a-half mile hike known for epic views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. The three-and-a-half mile trail begins off of Tunnel Road and ascends to a summit that lives up to its name. The hike is rather moderate with an elevation gain of 800 feet, but the first mile is steep so if it's tough for you, it's not too late to turn around. Once at the top, take in the views and get inspired.