San Ysidro Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
San Ysidro follows the course of the San Ysidro Creek along West Park Lane (private road, no public parking), then along the Edison Catway, and finally along trail. Of the local trails, it offers the greatest amount of shade for this climb. The rocky canyon walls are popular with local climbers. Deep pools become popular summer destinations while the waterfall, always at least a trickle, becomes popular after the winter rains.
Long hike, LOVED doing it in March. I would assume that anytime between May-October this trail gets a lot of sun (on the upper half past the largest waterfall) and would require a lot of water to make it to the top. This hike can easily be made a 4 mile hike (the big waterfall is only 2 miles up the trail) but making it to the top gives great views and a GREAT booty workout. Wildflowers are awesome this time of year and the water from recent rains has the river overflowing with life. Highly recommend!
Waterfalls were amazing and the top of the trail gave great views
Hiked through dense mist past several waterfalls and singing roar of the river. The 100 feet falls at the top was magnificent. Very little foot traffic - so enjoyed the beauty in peace.
Gear workout, with a beautiful view.
awesome downhill trail always riding it never gets boring highly recommend this trail
Highly recommend it. Great hike didn't go as far as I would have liked but left more for next time also multiple trails around so a hot spot for hiking and so quite a few people on trails. It's an incline but a great workout makes going down enjoyable and rewarding. there was a little bit of water in the creek but waterfall was dry. I'd go again after a nice rain.