Figueroa Mountain to Davy Brown Campsite Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Figueroa Mountain to Davy Brown Campsite Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goleta, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2500 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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4 months ago

Davy Brown trail is a real nice one - going down the slope for most part of it. View was magnificent. After passing the Davy Brown CG, going through the loop of Munich Canyon, before intersecting with Davy Brown trail again, is mostly uphill with steep and winding ascent. May I add that the descent is mostly shadeless! So if you're not a fanatic of dry heat like me, better not take this loop in the middle of the day on a close to 90 degrees weather and just stick to Davy Brown trail. Beware too of the Munich canyon loop near the Davy Brown intersection. Sometimes, taking the trail to the right is not always the best option.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Stay to the right along the creek. DON'T vector left at the "blue ranger monument" That is Willow Springs loop, and is in bad shape.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful in the spring, but the loop is more like 8-9 miles from the trailhead, not 6.7. Tons of poison oak, be careful of getting tangled up in it. The ascent is tough at the end!

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6 months ago

This was a stunning and challenging hike. You should really be in good shape if doing the full loop. The initial descent is lovely, through a pine forest filled with majestic ancient pines. There are several creek crossings. Bring waterproof boots if it's rained recently. The pass through Davy Brown campsite makes it tough to pick the right path to continue along the trail. When you encounter the cattle gate, you can and should open it (and close it behind you). The ascent to get back is the hard part. Much of it is exposed to the sun, and it is a consistent climb. My legs nearly gave out. But we rewarded ourselves with a Davy Brown Ale from Fig Mountain brewing company afterwards... #heaven

7 months ago

Best hike!

9 months ago

Saturday, August 06, 2016

loved it..started late and it got hot..aug..will go again for sure and start early and camp...
also just a fyi the road up to the trailhead is twisty so it's a little hard if you get motion sick :)
otherwise awesome!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

This was really hard to find. We used the directions from this app and it didn't take us to the trailhead. You need to just keep following the road it takes you on until you drive to the campground which is unmarked. Then we went to the way left inside the campground and asked around. We found a trail way at the end and started up. We went up like 3.5 miles or so and then back. At one point we signed our names in notebook inside a rusted container and then continued up higher until we were somewhat at the top.