Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura  by Craig R. Carey

Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Guide Book

by Craig R. Carey (Wilderness Press)
Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura  by Craig R. Carey
From Gaviota Pass to Lake Piru, the southern Los Padres National Forest stretches across a wide portion of Southern California. Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura details nearly 100 of the fi nest routes through this section of forest, from the lush trails leading to waterfalls in the Santa Barbara frontcountry to the gnarled conifers atop Mt. Pinos to hot springs deep in the wilderness . . . and everything in between.

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Trails from the "Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 96.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 96.

This trail follows Agua Blanca Creek from Ant Camp at the end of the Bucksnort Trail to the confluence of Agua Blanca and Piru Creeks above the old Blue Point Campground.
Fillmore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
This 5-mile round-trip travels up Agua Caliente Canyon past hot springs, a Depression-era debris dam, and a swimming hole to Upper Caliente campsite. This route can be brutally hot in the summer.
Summerland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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This route is described south to north and leads from the Loma Pelona/ Don Victor Fire Road along Alamar Canyon to the Alamar Camp along Big Pine– Buckhorn Road.
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
Named for the aliso (alder) trees that shade portions of the trail, this pleas- ant route offers an easy out-and-back interpretive trail ideal for children or those looking for a very easy hike. There ...
Goleta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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Arroyo Burro is really a tale of two trails: one lush that ascends the north- facing slopes of the Santa Ynez range to East Camino Cielo from the Santa Ynez River; the other a more exposed (and somewh ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
From the old Bear Canyon Trailhead, this near-loop trek follows Bear Canyon upstream to the ridgeline of the Zaca Fire–scarred Dick Smith Wilderness, drop- ping into the Deal Creek drainage and making ...
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
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From Pine Mountain car camp, this trail descends Boulder Canyon through high alpine conifer forest, oak woodland ravines, and hard chaparral to reach the Ozena Fire Station in Lockwood Valley.
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
From the Circle V Camp, the Tequepis Trail steadily ascends Broadcast Peak’s northern flank through high chaparral and deciduous hardwoods. An elevation gain of nearly 3,000 feet is made pleasant by a ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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This route navigates the length of Buck Creek from Sewart Mountain to the confluence with Piru Creek, and then hikes along Piru Creek and up and over a ridge to the east and down to the gate near the ...
Gorman, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.8
This route follows the old service road to a saddle and then drops into the Agua Blanca drainage to an oak-dotted flat. This trip is a good overnighter.
Fillmore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
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This loop trip links several shorter Montecito trails in a counterclockwise direction through riparian trails and dirt service roads.
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
This route climbs along the southern flank of Camuesa Peak from the Santa Ynez River to Buckhorn-Camuesa Road. Hot and dry in the summer, this trail is better known as a mountain bike and/or equestria ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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From the lower La Cumbre Peak vista point, this route follows a thin spur trail—well cleared by crews defending against the 2009 Jesusita Fire—to the rock outcrops that form Cathedral Peak. Give yours ...
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
From Rose Valley Campground, this fairly strenuous ascent follows a dirt road through low chaparral for most of the route, but with some rock scrambling at the very end to one of the highest points in ...
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
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From Reyes Peak car camp, the Chorro Grande Trail (23W05) descends through conifer forest, chaparral, and willow-laden streambeds to the lower trailhead along- side CA 33.
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
This moderately strenuous ascent along the West Fork of Cold Spring Creek leads through lush riparian trail and then climbs rather steeply through the bare and fire-scarred slopes of Hill 2317 to Gibr ...
Montecito, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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From CA 33, the Cozy Dell Trail climbs out of the Sheldon Canyon drainage into Cozy Dell Canyon to Cozy Dell Creek and Forest Route 5N34. Numerous spur trails, many of which follow fuelbreaks and doze ...
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This route follows the Murietta service road (5N13) steeply west to Muri- etta Divide, and then follows a largely abandoned singletrack southward to Divide Peak.
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
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From Potrero Seco Road, this route follows the old Don Victor Valley Fire Road to Don Victor Camp, and then the Don Victor singletrack to Madulce Camp. The route is described east to west.
Wheeler Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
From the Dough Flat Trailhead, the Alder Creek Trail (20W11) ascends to Squaw Flat, climbing moderately to the fork with the Bucksnort Trail (19W18). Con- tinuing via the left fork (northwest), the tr ...
Fillmore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
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