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7 hours ago

Would love to finish this hike!

I hiked the shortcut up and it is hard and steep
Got off the trail twice
Fortunately All Trail got me back on course
1.5 miles up about an hour non stop

Down was very moderate to easy
4 miles an I mostly did a trail run down
About an hour fifteen down

No snakes
Very buggy on the way up

This was my second time hiking this trail. From the road and going in the main entrance you can take a left and take the short route following the creek or you can go right to do the Oceanview, I took this route. About 4 1/2 miles in I missed the shortcut route coming down and ended up doing 6 miles almost to the top. Thank goodness I ran into other hikers thar shared I had passed the shortcut path but followed them down. Steep and a bit challenging since the mudslides and gets a little confusing with the new markers. Did 7 miles in 2:45hr. Great hike highly recommend it! Just be sure to pay attention to the shortcut if you’re looking for it!

21 days ago

Great trail.Amazing view.

Both trails that run along the north and south side of the creek are CLOSED. Nothing indicated when they would reopen.

Cold Springs rd. closed and barricaded heading up to the trailhead due to damage from the fire and mudslides. Parked below and attempted to walk 0.3mi to the trail head, but was turned away by a park ranger doing his rounds. Will try back in a few weeks!

Overall a pretty nice hike once you reach the top, about 1.75 miles in. The bees are a little much at times.

Trail is open, checked it out yesterday and spotted a bear as an FYI. According to another hiker it is a mother who also has a cub

One of the better hikes in the area if you like some variety of bouldering/hiking. Not the best for trail running as most open path trails have been affected by the mudslides. Lots of visible poison oak but I was not affected by it after knowingly walking through it. Fun and not too strenuous. I did not realize the path forked and decided to go left instead but still found some falls and active streams. Fun for dogs too. Enjoy!

Trail is open, but looks very different. Jeep road is good but following the creek is a new landscape post debris flow.

Sign up for a free, legal, group hike through Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust http://www.venturaconservation.com/ (Events).

3 months ago

The trail isn't closed. However, the bridge at the beginning of Rice Canyon burned and now this trail is an out-and-back beginning in Wills Canyon. We walked to the aforementioned bridge in 1h45m. To make it a loop you'd have to slip through the barbed wire next to the fence, shimmy down the aquaduct and jump another fence. Still a beautiful hike but quite a few old trees burned :(

Love this hike to Ventura’s most prominent landmark.

This was a great trail. Yes, I’m a rebel and ignored the signs, but it was definitely worth it.

Is this trail still closed? Visiting mid-march.

I believe it's closed as when you use the "directions" feature, there is no route.

5 months ago

The trail has a has a sign saying it’s closed. The trail is fine until it turns to single track heading up to the ridge, the trail becomes slidey and quite sketchy in parts, very narrow and lots of sliding shale. Parts of the trail are gone due to the fire and it’s difficult to follow.

Can anyone confirm if this trail is open? It seems like it is closed due to the wildfires, according to this site: http://www.santabarbarahikes.com/

hiking
6 months ago

Is this trail really closed? Im visiting in February.

This trail is open

loved it went after it rained

2 mike uphill workout on the beginning.
Constant views of the pacific on the way back doe . Took my sister here for her first time in Santa Barbara and we loved it!

Great, well-marked trail. I tracked the distance as closer to 4-miles from the trailhead.

hiking
8 months ago

Uphill more than anticipated. Next time I'll let my dog swim at a lower pool and be content with that. Lots of pools.

Still plenty of water this time around.

Nice and a fun hike with the kids.

hiking
8 months ago

The last bit to the peak is a little sketchy but do it - it’s totally worth it.

walking
8 months ago

Gorgeous views, barely anyone there, well marked. Good uphill stretches. You can make the hike harder by moving faster or you can stroll.

Great hike. Didn't do all of the loop but saw amazing views....really worth it.

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