Snyder Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Snyder Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that offers scenic views 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.

6.8 miles 1947 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

A mix of road and trail that descends the back side of the Santa Ynez Mountains in a relatively easy grade.

6 months ago

Nice challenging trail, 7 miles. Starts at the top and goes downhill, the way back is uphill.

hiking
2 years ago

The trail runs from Camino Cielo above to Paradise Road below. It starts and ends on roads, but is single track in the middle. Knapps Castle is off a side road near the top and Wellhouse Falls is off an old spur road near the middle. I hiked down it and down toward the waterfall, then finished the route down and tried to get back to Camino Cielo via Fremont Trail. The waterfall spur is somewhat maintained for a while, but the road has become a creek and I stopped where it dropped over its own waterfall. I'll return when it is more likely that the waterfall is running and the trail isn't about to run. The main trail is easy to follow and well maintained. The same could not be said for Fremont, so I was back up along Snyder. There is a trail sign to show where the trail is at the bottom, but you need to know where you are going to find the top.