Six Little Santa Barbara Hikes

I love my days of short hikes for so many reasons.  Today I completed six in the Santa Barbara area, totaling out at about nine miles.  I hiked in order: 1) Lookout Park  2) Coffin Family Trail  3) Ennisbrook Trail  4) Shoreline Park  5) Douglas Family Preserve  6) Elings Park

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Strawberry Peak

This trail has been on my list for a long time.  I had been dissuaded by descriptions of narrow stretches with scary drop-offs.  I had hiked right near here, up to San Gabriel and Josephine Peaks, and finally I gave Strawberry Peak a go.

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