Judell Canyon Trail is a 8.9 mile out and back trail located near Goleta, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Taft: Travel eight miles south on Highway 33. Continue south for 13 miles after Highway 33 joins Highway 166. Stay on Highway 166 until it reaches Bell Road, turn left (south) and follow this road south and then east as it turns into Foothill Road. This then turns southeast and becomes Santa Barbara Canyon Rd. Then turn right onto FS 9N11 and follow this until a locked gate. Park here and begin hiking for five miles to Santa Barbara Potrero and turn south onto the Judell Trail.
Moderate? 5 mile hike just to get to the trailhead. Basically it is a bear and lion trail these days.....
Sisquoc river is awesome.
This Trail is not in Goleta!! It is 50 +miles from North or South
driving from the North or South approach. new Cuyama Hike.
Please update. Ignore rating (have not been there-- Long Drive)