San Ysidro Trail

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San Ysidro Trail is a 3.4 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.

3.4 miles 1092 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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4 months ago

5 months ago

Gear workout, with a beautiful view.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

6 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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8 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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8 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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8 months ago

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8 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.

8 months ago

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9 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

9 months ago

Love it. Creak is still running as of March 27, 2016. Love to hear the sound of creak all the way. Luckily not many loud people on the trail.

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10 months ago

Great hike. As of March 4, 2016 the waterfall was seriously loud and POURING water due to the rains hammering the Northern California area that weekend.

Be prepared for a TON of foot traffic. This is a super popular trail for loud groups of people for whatever reason. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just not a good hike for peaceful introspection.

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11 months ago

11 months ago

1 year ago

Waterfall was dried up. Running water through the creek as you hike. Solid gradual incline. Well shaded. Great view of ocean mtns trees at 2mi mark.