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Current Trail Conditions

Many of the front country trails have been damaged by recent fires. Check with the Forest Service before planning your hike.

Front Country Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  Sierra Club Loop  Good. Some annuals on the last section of the trail. 12/23/2005
  Good Condition  Ennisbrook  Well maintained trail. Plenty of room for hikers and equestrians. 4/15/2004
  Good Condition  Romero Trail  Good Trail is in fairly good condition, despite several washouts. Road was plowed during the Tea Fire. 6/29/2009
  Good Condition  San Ysidro Trail   Good up to the falls. Some damaged tread at top. 4/18/2009
  Good Condition  Old Pueblo Wiman Trail   Good 3/13/2004
  Good Condition  Hot Springs Trail   Good 12/7/2003
  Good Condition  Cold Spring East Trail   Good condition through to Camino Cielo. 7/5/2009
  Closed  Cold Spring West Trail   Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Parma Park  Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Rattlesnake Trail   Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Tunnel Trail   Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Three Pools  Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Jesusita Trail   Closed. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. 6/1/2009
  Closed  Arroyo Burro South   Getting a little overgrown in the middle section, otherwise good. 1/20/2006
  Good Condition  San Antonio Creek Trail   Good 3/23/2004
  Good Condition  Devereux Loop  Good. This is a well maintained trail with park benches and view spots. 3/7/2004

Gaviota Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  Gaviota Peak   Good on road up. The Gaviota Fire only hit the east side of the peak so the trail up is green and clear. 6/25/2004

Camino Cielo Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  Arroyo Burro - North   Good. Did some brushing this month. Some annuals overgrown on the trail. 3/12/2009
  Good Condition  Fremont Trail  The upper road was recently plowed. The lower section has been brushed and is clear. 1/28/2006
  Fair Condition  Cold Springs Trail to Santa Ynez   Recently worked down to Blue Canyon junction. From there to Mono Camp parking area, the trail is very overgrown with a number of trees down. Mono Campground is closed until May 31, 2004 for habitat protection. 3/26/2004
  Good Condition  Cold Springs Trail to Blue Canyon   No problems. The trail is in good shape. 5/25/2009
  Good Condition  Blue Canyon  Recently worked. They also worked on the Romero Connector down to Blue Canyon. 5/29/2009
  Good Condition  Franklin to Alder Creek Camp  Best condition in years. Worked by Sierra Club. Tread needs work. 3/7/2005

Paradise Road Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  Aliso Canyon Trail   Good 12/7/2003
  Good Condition  Synder Trail   Good - some of the barriers prevent mountain bike damage. Others are just bypassed by them and now are eroded. 1/28/2006
  Fair Condition  Santa Cruz to Little Pine   Fair. Scree slide on upper portion of the trail. 11/23/2005
  Good Condition  Camuesa Connector   Brush recently cut. Good condition but the tread of this trail is always a little rough because of the soft soil. 12/20/2003
  Poor Condition  Matias/Devils Canyon  Poor. Lots of annuals growing over the trail. Tread could use some work. 3/19/2004
  Good Condition  Red Rock Trail   Good. Light rains this year have left the river bed dry in most spots and easily passible without getting wet. 1/18/2004

Cachuma Lake Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  Tequepis Trail   Good. Some minor brushing done recently. Severe water erosion on lower road portion of the trail but the trail avoids the worst of it. 1/3/2003

San Rafael Trails

StateTrailNotesDate
  Good Condition  McKinley Peak   Road in good shape. 3/12/2004
  Fair Condition  Davy Brown Trail   Some brushing required. Three large trees were down on the trail. Hikers can step over them. 12/7/2003
  Fair Condition  Manzana to Dabney Cabin   Trail is in good condition. 6/14/2008