ElevationAscent: 1,345' 410 m
Descent: -530' -162 m
High: 1,816' 553 m
Low: 476' 145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“Hike across the mountains above Santa Barbara and catch some stellar views along the way.”— John McKinney
1 mile into the trail you'll cross San Roque Creek for the first time before criss-crossing over it a few more times. The Trail will then hit a private ranching road, at which point you should carefully follow trail signs to the top of the hill and through a pedestrian gate. Soon after the gate you'll find an area with a picnic table and drinking fountain.
Then hike along to Inspiration Point, which boasts great views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific. Continuing along the trail to the east, you'll pass under some power lines and descend into Mission Canyon. Follow the path just a little while longer until you come across a trail junction with Tunnel Trail South, at this point the Jesusita Trail comes to its end. You can return to the trailhead the way you came or link up with other trails in the area.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
Land Manager: Santa Barbara County Parks