West Camino Cielo is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goleta, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 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.

6.5 miles
1,541 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips



The road to this trailhead is currently closed.

2 months ago

Road up is closed. Don’t even try it from the Refugio side.

3 months ago

it's a different hike. you can start either from the top or from the bottom. Good views but I have seen better. We saw few deers at the end which was rewarding. The drive is nice and tricky.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Not sure what is going on here. Tried to drive up Refugio Road and there are a number of signs "Road Closed, Local Traffic Only". Then when we encountered a couple walking dogs we asked if we could walk from the construction site up, we were told that if we tried to do that, "someone would call the sheriff". Not sure if that was legit or they were just being jerks or what.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amazing views at every turn!
Fun drive, mostly easy with a few rougher sections

recorded EVM

4 months ago

5 months ago

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

off road driving
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016