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Women Who Explore Santa Barbara: Rattlesnake Canyon
December 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
We’ll kick off our hike with introductions and share what inspired us to join this community!
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Date/Time of Event: Sunday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m. PST
Rattlesnake Canyon (a 4.4 mile moderate hike) is filled with cascading waterfalls and deep pools. The alder cover provides shade and a lovely green canopy. Within just a few minutes drive from downtown Santa Barbara you can be hiking up this picturesque canyon, lost in its wilderness beauty. A connector leading to Tunnel Trail makes it possible to hike all the way to the crest.
Distance-.75 to the first creek crossing; 2.5 miles to the connector trail leading to Tunnel Trail; 3 miles to the intersection with Gibraltar Road
Elevation Gain-200′ to the first creek crossing; 1000′ to the connector trail leading to Tunnel Trail; 1550′ to the intersection with Gibraltar Road
We encourage carpooling when possible. There are no restrooms, water or trash stations either, so please be prepared. We suggest bringing extra water, snacks, and a bag to keep your trash.
Driving directions to get to the trailhead: From the Santa Barbara Mission drive up Mission Canyon Road to Foothill. Turn right, then left several hundred yards later (by the fire station). Continue up Mission Canyon past Tunnel Road to Las Canoas. Turn right and continue a mile and a half to an open area immediately preceding a narrow bridge. You’ll find a large sign there noting the start of the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail.
Friendly reminder to sign the e-waiver before attending your fist event. The waver must be signed annually. https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5c61dc3f9da04/web/
As with all hikes, it’s suggested to bring the 10 essentials found here: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
Questions or concerns? Please reach out to ambassador Cheryll with any questions.
We look forward to meeting you!