Jesusita Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain2,237ft
Trailhead Elevation1,623ft
Elevation Min/Max422/1629ft
Elevation Start/End1623/1623ft

Jesusita Trail

Jesusita Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Santa Barbara, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 1,623 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,237 feet. Inspiration Point is near the trailhead. There are also an information board and parking. Along the trail there is a picnic site. This trail connects with the following: Inspiration Point Via Tunnel.

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Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press)
Craig R. Carey
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"From the suburbs along lower San Roque Creek, the Jesusita Trail climbs into the Los Padres frontcountry to head east along well-cut trails and service roads to Inspiration Point and then down into Mission Canyon."

Jesusita Trail Trip Reports

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Perfect day for this walk. We could see out to the islands, the airport and UCSB. Walk itself is very well marked. Took us pretty much 3 hours for the round trip, but we took our time.
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I ride this trail every Wednesday evening. Thanks to the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, this years storm devastation has been completely repaired. This trail is in the best condition it has ever been in. If you are interested in earning your sweet downhill, this is the trail for you.
Jed Hirsch

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Santa Barbara; Conant’s Matilija & Dick Smith Wilderness
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