Davy Brown Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This uphill canyon hike rewards pooches and their companions with a year- round creek, swimming holes, and a good dose of shade under sycamore canopies. The views of the San Rafael Mountains are just an added bonus.
The drive to the trailhead from CA 154 is a picturesque treat of horse ranches and meadows against the backdrop of Santa Ynez and San Rafael stadium of mountain ridges. The Davy Brown Trail, named after Davy William Brown, a pioneer who lived in a cabin here from 1879 to 1895, is a perfect introduction to Santa Barbara County’s backcountry and the Los Padres National Forest Recreation Area. The creek runs year- round, and even after four years of drought, this creek had a healthy gurgle and several inviting swimming holes. This hike is especially picturesque in the fall, when sycamore trees are dressed in gold."