Bill Wallace El Capitan Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Bill Wallace El Capitan Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goleta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

over grown

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

Went up the “hard way” and had to make our way through tall grasses and some brush as the trail isn’t well maintained. It’s doable though and there were some amazing views all the way up. Came back the “easy way” to complete the loop.

1 month ago

Well maintained and beautiful views - was easy to make it a lollipop loop out of it instead of an out and back. Nice vert

This one was pretty easy. I recommend going up the "easy" (right) and up and over the hill down the "hard" path at sunset for some pretty views. It's slightly overgrown but shouldn't be bad for the average trailblazer.. ;) I checked for ticks and got none. Have fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Initially did “hard” trail but encountered very tall grass/weeds. Turned around and did the easy trail to avoid snakes and ticks!

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The trail isn't currently being maintained and is heavily overgrown in many areas. The guy at the campground kiosk said it was closed, though there aren't any signs stating so. The condition of the trail says otherwise. The initial climb is a bit of a calf burner and the 360* views are beautiful. I would give 5 stars if it was maintained.

hiking
17 days ago

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