Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Plenty of room to run and play, not the best trail to push a stroller though.
If you like the Santa Ysabel County Preserve West, you'll love the "East"....
Great hike, great views from the top. Spot Golden Eagles and Red tail hawks almost year round all day long.
Do not forget your water as there are no facilities along this trail.
Need to Know
No parking lot, limited parking on side of road. No restrooms, water or other facilities at this location.
The trail follows a dirt road with a good climb for the first mile. It's mostly exposed so take plenty of water if you're hiking in the summer. Having come half the distance already, it works well to complete a lollipop route via the Santa Ysabel East "loop" trail, a segment of the Coast to Crest Trail: Santa Ysabel West to Highway 79
trail, and the Santa Ysabel East loop, before returning the way you came. There is also two connecting trails that will take you to the nature center, the signs for this are clearly marked.
Shared By: Justin Penn