Aliso Canyon Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Aliso Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Cuyama, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
869 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips




wild flowers

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Beautiful trail! Still great wildflowers on the 'Loop' side of the trail - so turning right at the beginning of the loop instead of going straight. But the whole loop was gorgeous! Part of the trail was washed out but easy enough to scramble around.

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9 months ago

The loop is nice, but do it early morning or afternoon. Do not do this in the summer or mid day - you will regret it since there's little to no shade.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, August 21, 2015

Easy to moderate. My first hike in and around Santa Barbara. This was a fun hike with nice vistas.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Moderately challenging hike. Great morning or evening prior to high sun. Beautiful! Dog friendly!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hiking lower elevations on California trails in June is not the optimum time, choose Spring or Fall. The Aliso Creek runs through the canyon but this time it was completely dry. If there was water, there would be several opportunities to cross the stream to continue the hike.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

My first hike in the area. Beautiful vistas, spring flowers, and a few challenges. Perfect loop for beginners or those that have a time limit.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Nice sunny day. Easy hike to take young ones one. Not to hard. Then reward them with the water hole that you view at the top of the summit

Friday, January 06, 2012

Monday, January 17, 2011

This is a great day hike that will give you a great workout and wonderful views. Check out my pictures at