hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

The trail starts by going directly through the center of the Boy Scout camp. At first the path is nicely shaded by large trees and follows the river directly. There are a few small creek crossings but as of now they are minor and don’t require getting wet. Soon the trail breaks away from the water and moves up into an open meadow. Here you have a view of the mountains you can’t really see from the road - Broadcast Peak and Santa Ynez Peak. Next the path gets a bit steeper and you’re pretty much exposed to the sun the rest of the way up. As you gain elevation, the view of Cachuma Lake and the expanse of the Los Padres only gets better and better. There’s also plenty of wildflowers this time of year, needless to say, all the colors certainly add to the experience. The trail hugs the sides of the mountain for a while, with the occasional switchback. At some sections the wind howls down into the valley, at other sections there’s not even the slightest breeze. You can definitely feel the burn after a few miles, but luckily there’s no real steep sections. Upon reaching the top you’re immediately rewarded with a stunning view of the ocean. Including a great line of sight to Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island. The Tequepis trail ends by meeting the West Camino Cielo trail and it's possible to head west to the summit of Broadcast Peak. The last half mile to the summit looked like a real butt kicker so I opted out. Expect higher winds and cooler temperatures at the top. There’s plenty of room to explore and find your favorite view so plan to take some time and enjoy it! The sights of Lake Cachuma, the mountains of the Los Padres, and the Pacific are all breathtaking and make this hike well worth it. The way back down is pretty quick and easy. Towards the bottom the river has a few pools that are deep enough for a small dip. This is ultra refreshing and highly advised. This isn’t necessarily a hard hike and I’d recommend it for most experience levels. Well marked, easy to follow, a great workout, and a spectacular view.

hiking
over grown
11 days ago

Great view at the top! Some steep parts on the way. Trail looks like an overgrown jeep road. We saw a rattle snake in the trail coming down.

hiking
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful! The path from the trailhead leading up to the field area is very overgrown, with LOTS of poison oak. (I definitely think I got some on me.) Maybe try parking on one of the residential streets and entering the area another way (you can see on the AllTrails map where certain streets have small paths leading to the larger trail.) Very worth the possible poison oak! Beautiful view, which I’m sure would be even more beautiful at sunset/sunrise.

hiking
17 days ago

This was a really beautiful hike! Incredible views the whole way, like others have said. We just completed it today (mid-May 2020) and the trail was clear and easy to follow. Although it began in a shaded, cooler area along the stream, it gets hot and sunny after about a mile or so. Definitely wear sunscreen and bring sufficient water. The top has beautiful views of each side - the marine layer was thick when we went but it was still pretty cool to see the tops of the clouds . Please plan accordingly if you want to hike with dogs and start early morning when it's cooler and bring plenty of water for them - the few dogs we saw on the trail were VERY hot. Also, in times of COVID, I highly recommend bringing a facial covering for when you have to pass others on the narrow trail. We hiked with neck gaiters and covered our faces when people were near, but no one else we came across had covers. Also definitely a hike for those with more experience or at least in pretty decent physical shape - it's up the whole way! Watch where you step as well so you don't hurt any of the lizards sunning on the trail . Have fun!

still a bit overgrown, and plenty of ticks. an ok walk but not worth a tick bite.

hiking
over grown
17 days ago

Nice paved path around the pond and some non paved areas were nice. However majority of it was very overgrown which just had me thinking about ticks and snakes whole time. Not as enjoyable as it could have been.

hiking
over grown
17 days ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
17 days ago

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

Easy trail, nice uphill to a fabulous destination. Kid and dog friendly

hiking
18 days ago

It said for mountain biking but it not allowed ! Sadly /: drove 1 hour away !

hiking
22 days ago

Slightly overgrown once you get up to the lollipop loop, but overall a lovely trail. Loved walking through the avocados and cherimoyas. Ran into someone from the SB Trails Council who informed me that you can connect up to West Camino Cielo via a new 6mi trail (head left up the loop and take a left when you start to hard turn right).

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
22 days ago

Great beginner trail. I liked the many paths you could take along the trail as well as the options of going along dirt trails/paved trails. The Lake was very nice as well as seeing all the squirrels, butterflies, and ducks. My one big issue was the over grown grass along the dirt trails because I did see a snake and other animals go past me

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail. It was recently cut back so it’s easy to follow and not overgrown at all. Saw at least 8 different types of wildflowers, and butterflies, hummingbirds, lizards, and a banana slug! But no snakes! Bottom of the hike has lots of shade and water in the creek, but once’s you start to climb the hill it’s all exposed, with amazing views of cachuma the entire way. At the top you can see cachuma and back country on ones side of the mountain, and ocean and front country on the other side!

off trail
rocky
25 days ago

This was a great family trail my kids enjoyed it very much! Awesome views!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

go either in the morning or night... no shade... beautiful landscape and quite open, so social distancing not a problem

nature trips
1 month ago

If you're a Covid-19 skeptic, just go to More Mesa this weekend! So many IGNORANT, disrespectful nit-wit college kids and other goobers were there on Saturday. I was very reckless and stupid in my own way when I was in college,but these kids are a special kind of ignorant! We're peaking in Covid-19 but More Mesa was packed on Saturday, 4/25. The walking path from Mockingbird Lane is wide enough to maintain more social distance than most trails in Santa Barbra. However, the dip shits that I encountered on this trail not only avoided making distance. They appeared to deliberately avoid making distance, disrespectfully holding the center of the trail. Very strange times indeed! The human race never fails to remind us of how reckless & ignorant a species we are. On a secluded weekday, this is probably a great getaway. A beautiful beach and excellent grassy mesa with running and biking trails. Like most of California, Springtime is the very best time to visit, when it's actually GREEEN. It's supposedly a 'nude beach.' But which beach is not?? Drive along the 101, pull over anywhere, walk down to the beach and undress like I do. There's mile and miles of beautiful beach where you can walk around naked and not be surrounded by only men.

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

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