Sycamore Mineral Springs Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Sycamore Mineral Springs Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles 892 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

hot springs

hiking
1 day ago

Great payoff at the top. Mostly wooded along trail with occasional lookouts to the valley. Parking by Sycamore Springs can be difficult.

9 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Came in from the top of sycamore springs and walked or hiked all the wAy to top.. spectacular views .. nice but easy
Bob Jones trail is longer but this had views

hiking
22 days ago

Came in from the top of sycamore springs and walked or hiked all the wAy to top.. spectacular views .. nice but easy

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Sycamore Springs management has posted dozens of signs in the parking lot promising to tow anyone not a guest of the resort. The manager approached me and my hiking group and said he would have us towed. This is outrageous because the trail is in the Coastal Zone and public access cannot be stopped. Until someone protests it to the Coastal Commission, hikers risk being towed.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike with some great views. Looking forward to hiking other trails in the area.

3 months ago

it was geting dark and we had to turn back. but the view were nice

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Awesome view of the ocean! It's uphill all the way though. Great for beginners.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I started my hike on the south side of the trail, beginning at the parking lot of the Avila Sea Caves. Starting from this end, the hike begins with a steeeeeeeeeep incline up towards the peak of the ridge trail where you can see 360° views of five cities and the surrounding mountains. The trail itself is well maintained and is wide enough to bring a four legged friend off leash.

Somethings to be wary of are the elevation changes that might not be suitable for youngins and elders and the small amount of poison oak on the north side of ridge.

Overall, this was a nice hike with nice challenging climbs/descents and well shaded relaxing areas as well. I'd recommend it if you're in the area!

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

great workout great view

6 months ago

Steep hike. Beautiful views of Avila Beach.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

We parked at the lodge and hiked up from that side (we asked someone who worked there who advised us to park at the end dirt lot). It's a pretty steep climb, but short and mostly shady with a nice breeze! Don't forget to look for the swing once you get to the top coastal view.. It's to the left under a big tree. It's a pretty magical spot, especially if you're lucky enough to get a a little privacy. I would definitely visit again!

7 months ago

Love the view, and the swings a nice break