Jesusita Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From the 101 freeway exit Las Positas Rd near downtown Santa Barbara. Turn toward the mountains. Drive on Las Positas Rd past State Street at which point it becomes San Roque Rd. Continue up San Roque Rd and park at the William B. Cater Filtration Plant. The filtration plant is 1.94 miles from the freeway.
Strong climbs! Amazing views!
It started off as a pretty easy/moderate trail but once you get past a little rest area it gets pretty good. Took me about 2 hours to get to the top, had kid with me. Take lots of water. The views once you get to inspiration point are beautiful.
Decent hike today - albeit a little hot (mid 80s).
I think this is not the full Jesusita trail but the smaller half that splits off to the right rather than the left.
Use the same trailhead.
Then you take Arroyo Burro left at the first fork and it takes you down to Steven's Park with a very well-kept and clean bathroom.
This is a short