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Santa Barbara Hikes

Romero Trail Directions

This trail is no longer accessible due to recent fires and floods. The trail may be completely gone or it may only be inaccessible due to road closures.

Romero Canyon Trail

From the Mission, corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Street in Santa Barbara...

Get on US 101 going southbound by taking Laguna St. to Mission St. (toward the ocean).

Turn right on Mission St.

Follow Mission St. to the freeway and take US 101 south.

Take the Sheffield exit just before going up the hill to Summerland. This is a left exit, getting off the freeway from the left lane.

Turn left. Turn right again after crossing under the freeway onto Sheffield Dr.

The road winds immediately to the left. Don't go right up the hill.

At East Valley Road, Turn left, then almost immediately turn right onto Romero Canyon Rd.

Follow Romero Canyon Rd. for a mile and a half. There is a fork in the road. Make sure to take the right fork.

At Bella Vista Rd, turn right. Go about 1/4 mile and park just before or just after the stream crossing where there is a metal gate across a dirt road to the left.

The Trailhead is at the metal gate on the dirt road.

(About 20 minute drive)