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Watch out for snakes and the hot sun during the summer and mountain bikers year-round.
This trail can be accessed from the north by East Boundary Trail
and the south by Islay Creek Road
Going from north to south, the entry to Barranca trail is on East Boundary Trail
0.5 miles past the intersection of Hazard Peak Trail
and the East Boundary Trail
. The trail is a sharp right turn but is well-signed and obvious.
There is a moderate, smooth climb to the top of a ridgeline (0.3 miles). This section is fantastic, flowing singletrack catering to mountain bikers.
After summiting the ridge, there are fantastic views of Hazard Peak, the ocean, and steep valleys that last until the trail terminates. The trail quickly starts a steep, rocky descent into Islay Creek Road
(one mile). This section is rougher trail with only a few switchbacks to moderate the drop, so be prepared.
The trail terminates at Islay Creek Road
with East Boundary Trail
a quarter mile up the road on your left and the trailhead three miles down to the right.
I find Barranca to be much more interesting technically than East Boundary Trail
with better views and less mud after it rains.
Shared By: Chris Fa