Parma Park / Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

On this day I hiked in two areas separated by only a couple miles of road, but very different in character.  Parma Park has a maze of trails running through what was once a goat ranch.  All the trails are marked only by signs that read, “Trail”.  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has several miles of trails, very well marked, and is much more manicured, especially in the heart of the gardens near the entrance.  Obviously, the latter is more crowded.  I enjoyed both parks equally.

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