McMenemy Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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McMenemy Trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 1380 feet Loop

dogs on leash


trail running



6 months ago

This was a moderate hike, loved the views on a sunny day!

mountain biking
7 months ago

1 year ago

This trail is moderate and definitely a workout. We left out saddle rock but did the others and took our time climbing . It is a beautiful hike and worth doing again.

2 years ago

This was closer to a moderate hike, not easy as listed here. Numerous switchbacks gets you up about 800 ft resulting in beautiful views over homes all the way to the ocean. Our hike was done in about 80 degrees with a lot of sweating. Bring a bunch of water.

Chad H.

2 years ago

I hiked a portion of this trail as part of a 3.7 mile loop on McMenemy Trail, San Ysidro Canyon Trail, Girard Trail, and Edison Catway Fire Road. It's a well-maintained trail, and there were several good vantage points (and a bench!) near the highest parts of the loop. Haven't tried this, but the trail would probably be great around sunset.

3 years ago