San Ysidro Trail

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San Ysidro Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. 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.

8.3 miles 3182 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

San Ysidro follows the course of the San Ysidro Creek along West Park Lane (private road, no public parking), then along the Edison Catway, and finally along trail. Of the local trails, it offers the greatest amount of shade for this climb. The rocky canyon walls are popular with local climbers. Deep pools become popular summer destinations while the waterfall, always at least a trickle, becomes popular after the winter rains.

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11 days ago

Hiked through dense mist past several waterfalls and singing roar of the river. The 100 feet falls at the top was magnificent. Very little foot traffic - so enjoyed the beauty in peace.

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6 months ago

Gear workout, with a beautiful view.

6 months ago

awesome downhill trail always riding it never gets boring highly recommend this trail

6 months ago

7 months ago

Highly recommend it. Great hike didn't go as far as I would have liked but left more for next time also multiple trails around so a hot spot for hiking and so quite a few people on trails. It's an incline but a great workout makes going down enjoyable and rewarding. there was a little bit of water in the creek but waterfall was dry. I'd go again after a nice rain.

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9 months ago

Nice hike. More elevation than I expected, my fault! It was a good day for a hike, cool a little overcast. Just perfect!!!

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9 months ago

Nice hike, lots of shade from the beautiful tree. Hiked it this past Sunday. Keeps eyes open for poison oak. Also saw a king snake in the middle of the trail having a treat.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Good main trail. Side trails had some poison oak. Saw a King snake having his breakfast. Bring poles if you have stability issues.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

Didn't go as far as wanted - had first time hikers - but the amount we hiked was beautiful! Creek still running as of April 3rd 2016