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Santa Barbara Hikes

White Ledge Loop

White Ledge Loop

Rating:
[out of 5]
 *  *  *  *  * 1/2
For:Rugged, remote. Not appropriate for a day hike. Some portions lack sufficient water.
White Ledge cliffs
White Ledge cliffs just before
the descent to Happy Hunting Ground

Nira -> Manzana Trail -> White Ledge -> Hurricane Deck East -> Lost Valley Trail -> Nira (25 miles) and therefore very very strenuous!

The name White Ledge Loop is from D.Gagnon book Exploring the Santa Barbara Backcountry, 1981

If you love real backcountry hiking and want to see some very beautiful country, this is a great hike. As a day hike it is very long--25 miles in overgrown, mountainous terraine for a total of at least 12+ hours of hiking for someone in great condition. Best as a 2 night backpack.

You WILL most-likely get lost. You WILL need to bring LOTS and LOTS of water. A gallon would be good, or three liters with a filter pump and stop at all the places with water available. And avoid in the hottest part of summer. To make a dayhike start early at 5 or 5.30 am. If you camp on Hurricane Deck, you will need to haul water and do NOT build a fire.

You will need an Adventure Pass Pass to park at the trailhead.

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