Romero Canyon Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
When it's sunny and hot, bring at least 2 liters of water. Long pants recommended, as the trail is a bit overgrown in some places.
Beautiful trail. Has really gotten green since the rain. Parking is crowded along side the road. Many mountain bikers. Dogs ARE allowed off leash according to the sign, but PLEASE pick up after them.
One of my favorite hikes! So beautiful and the views are amazing! Not too hard.
The trail ebs and flows, some spots are really beautiful and lush, others offer really great views.
The trail was beautiful, had lots of shade, but trail wasn't well marked and near creek path is narrow and overgrown with grasses. Other than that was beautiful and would hike it again.
This ride is among one of my favorites in SB. The climb up the fire road is gradual and very scenic with plenty of vistas to stop for great pictures if you're into that kind of stuff. The climb will turn into an easy singletrack to the top. If you are more of a beginner taking the fire road back down would still be fun for you but if you're like me and like a bit more of a challenge the single track with chunks of rock gardens down is a blast. While it is a bit technical it doesn't require a huge travel bike of any additional pads unless you're planning on railing it. Make sure and bring a bell, I frequently see hikers and it's better to be considerate.
Went here today with some friends who wanted to show me a pretty challenging trail that has some incredible views. Check the GPX file I uploaded to see where we went.. Not being a top notch trail runner I had to take many walk/hike breaks. We went up going counter clockwise as it's not as steep although it was plenty steep enough. After 4 miles we hit a junction of trails and we went up the trail to the right - the much steeper section that we had to hike up mostly. A little over a mile of this hiking leads to the top of this peak - 3200 feet in elevation! The downhill section then leads to Camino Cielo where there is a WW2 battery platform. Back down on the trail, which is steeper and also littered with rocks so watch out for your footing. You get back to the trail junction after 4 miles of downhill which leaves another 2 plus miles back to the trailhead.