Sweetwater Trail

Los Olivos, California 93441

Sweetwater Trail

Sweetwater Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a delightful, undulating trail to a vista point overlooking the Bradbury Dam on scenic, albeit man- made, Cachuma Lake. The mostly chaparral- covered landscape is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains in the Los Padres National Forest.

Cachuma Lake is fed by the Santa Ynez River and is the result of the Bradbury Dam, built in 1953. Besides creating a reservoir for drinking water, Cachuma Lake was developed into a splendid 9,000-acre recreation area for hiking, camping, and boating, complete with a nature center and general store."

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Trail Information

Los Olivos
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
768 feet
Trailhead Elevation
899 feet
Top Elevation
Santa Barbara County Park, 2225 CA 154, Santa Barbara 93105; (805) 686-5054 for recorded info; (805) 686-5055 (gate); (805) 568-2460 (reservations)
Local Contacts
USGS Lake Cachuma; Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018