Birbent Canyon Via La Jolla Spring Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Birbent Canyon Via La Jolla Spring Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Los Olivos, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles
1,049 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running


5 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. The day we went it didn’t seem like there were much bugs and didn’t notice any lady bugs. Most of the trail was maintained at this time. There were just a few parts that you had to push your way through. Be careful of the poison oak though. Great view of the mountains. It was not heavily trafficked and it was very peaceful. Got to where the stream and campsites were and almost turned around to head back, but decided to go just a little further in, past the campsites. So glad we did. There was the nicest part of the stream pooling up and flowing like a baby waterfall. Most of the trail was pretty easy, just a steady incline going back up from the valley.

5 months ago

Fun, scenic trail. Creek at the bottom had some makeshift campsites but the bugs/gnats might be an issue. Ladybugs by the millions as well.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful little trail that is rather easy, but very scenic. It is a bit overgrown in places and the trail can be narrow, so trekking poles are handy. The Alamo Pintado creek at the bottom still has some water flow, but the area was covered with ladybugs.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Took the trail on a nice, just-right-for-hiking weather. The view of the valley below was magnificent and the breeze on the first half of the trail was encouraging. The winding path was decent and safe to trek though there were areas that needed bushwhacking. Suffice to say, our dog made the round-trip hike. Watch out for stickers though. Both sides of my hiking pants were covered with stickers but seeing the wild flowers, sage and lavender are worth it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beautiful windy road from Los Olivos to trailhead. Spectacular views but we ventured on a day when heavy fog was still clinging to the mountain. The trail was narrow but decent. We turned back about half way because the trail was a bit more treacherous and wet and we didn't have hiking boots with us. Many beautiful wild flowers!

Monday, April 17, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017