Rattlesnake Canyon Park is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular hiking destinations. Winding up Mission Canyon, along Mission Creek, Rattlesnake Canyon trails offer a number of undulating routes with varying difficulty. The water level of Mission Creek varies depending on the time of year, and Rattlesnake Canyon trails may require you to hop across small rocks to traverse the creek. As you make your way up the mountain, meadows offer good resting spots to enjoy the breathtaking views or enjoy a picnic. Rattlesnake Canyon Park trails are also open to horseback riding and connect to other spectacular foothill trails.