Grass Mountain Trail

HARD 24 reviews
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Grass Mountain Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Ynez, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2447 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area, but still has commanding views over most the surrounding area. A permit is required. (See contact information.)

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing hike, very Scenic lots of dead grass. Right now :( but the view is amazing though

1 month ago

4 months ago

Great hike! The top was very steep with many loose rocks and earth. The landscape was a sea of yellow grasses at this time of the year. Still breathtaking view.

hiking
4 months ago

Really beautiful trail and gorgeous views at the top. Very steep trail making it pretty challenging. I took my dog with me and it was very difficult for him because of how steep the trail is, so if you take your dog prepare for it to take a little longer. Luckily there was plenty of shade along the way for him to catch his breath. Make sure to take plenty of water for you and your pup if you take one with you.

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Great hike, but a lot of elevation gain, especially near the end. Less poppies this because of all the winter rain... Breathtaking views from the top regardless.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We didn't make it all the way up, but more than enough to feel a sense of accomplishment. Great views along the way - especially when you hit the loose gravel, steepest section.

5 months ago

Super windy today got there 7 am beautiful views really steep and climbing the whole way! not a lot of flowers. Glad we went today only gonna get hotter there!!

5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Very steep but views make it worth it. There were not a lot of flowers but we still really enjoyed it.

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Stunning views and lovely plants

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is definitely difficult, although not due to the length, but the quick rise in elevation. Beautiful views, lots of wildflowers during the Spring, wildlife sitings (I've seen deer, lizards, birds, and potentially heard a mountain lion once). At the top of Grass Mountain, for a short time at the end of March and/or beginning of April, a stunning display of poppies and lupine bloom. The last part of the hike is a veryyyy steep incline up the mountain, difficult going up & down. But the views and sense of accomplishment are worth it!

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