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Arlington Peak
SantaBarbaraCA ArlingtonPeakFromSkofield 20170911.jpg
Easterly view of Arlington Peak from Skofield Park in Santa Barbara.
Highest point
Elevation 3,258 ft (993 m)
Prominence 75 ft (23 m)
Location Santa Barbara County, California, U.S.
Parent range Santa Ynez Mountains
Topo map USGS Santa Barbara
Easiest route Trail

Arlington Peak is a 3,258-foot (993 m) high peak within the Santa Ynez Mountains located north of Santa Barbara, California. The peak is adjacent to the south of La Cumbre Peak and to the southeast of Cathedral Peak.

The name of the peak purportedly originated in 1889 from the staff of the Arlington Hotel who referred to the area comprising the three peaks as The Arlington Crags.

The peak is accessible via a 4.1-mile (7 km) "out and back" trail used for hiking and rock climbing, which is rated as difficult.


Arlington Peak is primarily composed of Matilija Sandstone

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