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Central coast CA hike recommendations ?

Please share your favorite hikes for the California central coast ( SLO and Santa Barbara Counties)

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Do the Santa Barbara Channel Islands count? I'm always shocked by how many people from California have never been out there. I live in Minnesota, but I've been out tons of times. I love all five islands that are part of the National Park. Santa Cruz is probably my favorite for hikes, especially as a day trip, but the outer islands are gorgeous as well, in their own bleak ways. 

Rattlesnake Canyon is a good spot in Santa Barbara. There is some water up there right now too.

Irish Hills is a great hike in SLO. Also a good resource is