San Ysidro Trail
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|For:||Uphill, long if you go all the way to the top, exposed to sun|
San Ysidro Trail begins in Montecito. The usual destination is a waterfall about 2 miles from the trailhead, making the hike relatively easy (remember, Santa Barbara is all mountains, so relatively easy usually does not mean there are no hills.) This waterfall can be quite impressive after a strong rain, and very tranquil in the drier months. Continue past the waterfall out of the shade and into the chaparral and the hike becomes quite strenuous in its relentless climb to East Camino Cielo Rd. at the summit, a 9 mile round trip. An excellent workout.