Explore the most popular wildlife trails near New Cuyama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
4 months ago

This is a very beautiful trail in May with all the wildflowers. This canyon has the most wildflower diversity of any trail I have ever hiked. The views of the San Rafael Mountains from the Sierra Madres was also pretty fantastic. The trail was in decent shape, but it was in great need of some bushwacking at about the 2.5 mile mark, and the poison oak was very thick in areas with no option beyond having to push or bushwack through. The creek that flows down the Judell was stagnant in areas, but flowing in others; either way, it needed to be filtered until you get to the Sisquoc River at the bottom, which runs pretty clean. The trail, despite the need to bushwack, is pretty easy to follow, but does not see a lot of traffic.
The biggest disappointment, and the reason I took a star off of the review, is the locked gate that blocks access to the trailhead. The gate is locked 1.8 miles after you pass Dry Canyon Road, and adds 5.5 miles of hiking before you can even start the Judell trail. It is ridiculous to have this gate locked year round, and it turned a 9 mile hike into a 22 mile hike.
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While the directions were accurate, this took me to a stop right before private property with no signage. Wasn’t sure where the trailhead was or began. Looked beautiful but a long drive with my dog and no hike to be done. Very disappointed.

backpacking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Definitely will need your hiking boots for this one. And a long stick. The weeds are pretty long so the trail is not visible. For the most part, it is pretty shady and at this time it has a small stream along the way

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Moderate? 5 mile hike just to get to the trailhead. Basically it is a bear and lion trail these days.....
Sisquoc river is awesome.

hiking
Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Trail is not in Goleta!! It is 50 +miles from North or South
driving from the North or South approach. new Cuyama Hike.
Please update. Ignore rating (have not been there-- Long Drive)

hiking
12 hours ago

on Camuesa Peak Trail

7 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017