For a stunning view of Santa Barbara, Inspiration Point via Jesusita Trial is one of Santa Barbara’s best. Roughly a 2.5 mile round trip, the hike is doable for most all hikers. Starting at the SB Mission, take Mission Canyon Road towards the foothills and take a right onto Foothill Road. When you come to the Fire Station, take a left and go about a 1/4 of a mile and stay left at the fork, which is Tunnel Road. Take Tunnel Road all the way to the end, parking is limited. The trail begins on the paved fire road. At the end of this paved fire road, head straight up the dirt road and after about a 1/4 mile the trail goes to the left. This is Jesusita Trail. After crossing the creek, take the trail to the left and keep going for another mile or so. Just after you crossing the fire road you will enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the coast.