Upper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Upper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike starts off near a creek and continues through a grassy meadow with lots of cows enjoy the local fare. The hike is mostly flat with a steep incline to the top which has great views of the surrounding area.

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10 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike! It has several climbs to really give you a workout but it is a varied terrain so you can recover before the next big climb. We walked right past the cows, as they were hanging out in the trail with us. Tons of gnats in the shady, creek spots.

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I loved this hike!! The first mile is pretty steep, after that it's easy to moderate. We saw plenty of wildlife including: hawks, snakes, turkeys, and numerous in-your-face cows.

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6 months ago

Good scenery and not a difficult trek. I came across a flock of wild Turkeys, then of of course the cattle grazing in the fields.

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7 months ago

Great hike that can be extended by walking the coast to crest trail or a ~1.5 mile loop. Dog friendly. For good or bad there are lots of cattle.

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8 months ago

This trail was amazing.. we were in arms distance to the cows.. if you have a family with small children this would be great.. make sure u pack a lunch.. the trail is amazing.. make sure u bring a sweater