Hot Springs Canyon Lollipop

Explore the ruins of the Montecito Hot Springs Club.

Hiking Difficult

5.6 km
363 m
363 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
187 m
High Point
550 m
Hot Springs Canyon Lollipop Map

This hike in the outskirts of Santa Barbara leads into the mountains and to the ruins of the Montecito Hot Springs Club. The hiking along this trail is fairly achievable, although you can expect some rocks and short, steep pitches.


While you can choose to turn around at the end of the Hot Springs Trail, the route shown here adds a lollipop loop on to the end for a bit of diversity and a beautiful hike up and along a mountainside. You'll also reach a spectacular overlook of the Santa Barbara region and the Pacific Ocean!

Do note that this loop adds a fair bit of climbing to the overall route, and you can opt out for an easier version.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

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The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.


  • Historical
  • Water features