Pathfinder | 70 pts
The first reason that this trail gets a two star rating from me is that the only sign is at the trail head making it difficult to find your way beyond that. There are trails braching off all over the place so we never really knew if we were on the right path. We simply tried to stay on the trails closest to the creek. At about the two mile point, where the connector to the tunnel trail is, I was able to figure out how to turn this into a loop by talking to some other hikers. That was nice because we didn't have to retrace our way back. The reason I say that, and reason #2 for a two star rating, is that the trail we took up was not very impressive as far as scenery. My expectations for hiking in the Santa Barbara area turned out to be too high. Definately not worth the drive from the central valley. If you live in the area this trail is fine, but if you have to take a long drive....drive to Big Sur! That is the type of scenery I expected, but the Santa Barbara mountains are not very good compared to the Big Sur mountains. Next time I am in the area I will try 7 Falls, maybe that one will be better.