Jesusita Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Craig R. Carey, Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press).
"This course traverses lush canyons with stream crossings and switchbacks up the mountainside. Rustic ranch houses in a meadow remind you of the area’s rich historical background."
--Stan Swartz, Jim Wolff & Samir Shahin, 50 Trail Runs in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
"The Jesusita Trail parallels San Roque Creek through a lush oak, sycamore, cottonwood, and willow woodland. The trail follows an easy course while crisscrossing the creek several times. The path leads up to a grassy meadow with scenic views of the surrounding area."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Santa Barbara (Day Hike Books).
"Inspiration Point overlooks Santa Barbara, Goleta, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands from a 1,750- foot perch below Cathedral Peak. The Jesusita Trail, connecting San Roque Canyon with Mission Canyon, crosses a ridge at Inspiration Point. This hike climbs stream-fed San Roque Canyon through the shaded woodland and traverses the front range to Inspiration Point."
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