Cathedral Peak Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain2,109ft
Trailhead Elevation1,502ft
Elevation Min/Max1502/3304ft
Elevation Start/End1502/1502ft

Cathedral Peak Trail

Cathedral Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 1,502 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,109 feet. Arlington Peak (elevation 3,258 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Cathedral Peak (elevation 3,245 feet) and the 7 falls viewpoint. There is also a bare rock near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: 7 Falls Trail.

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Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press)
Craig R. Carey
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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 yourself plenty of time to make the trip, whatever route you choose."

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
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Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Santa Barbara; Conant’s Matilija & Dick Smith Wilderness (note: Route not shown on either map)
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