Hike The Jesusita/Arroyo Burro Trail to E Camino Cielo
Saturday, February 8th at the trail by 9:00 am
Distance & Elevation Gain: This hike is approximately 10 miles with 2500'-3000' of challenging elevation gain.
Hike Rating: Very Difficult
• someone in excellent hiking condition
• trails are not always in good condition
• significant increase in mileage
• significant increase in elevation gain
Description: This hike begins at the Jesusita Trail head on upper San Roque Road. Soon after starting the trail Y's off to become the Arroyo Burro Trail. The lower portion of the Arroyo Burro Trail is paved through a residential area until it drops off onto a single track trail and begins a steady uphill climb eventually connecting over and into the Arroyo Burro Creek drainage. Parts of this trail are extremely brushy so be prepared by wearing long pants and sleeves for the bushwhacking section. Once the trail begins to follow the creek it is a beautifully shaded tree covered hike up to East Camino Cielo Road. If you endure the challenge you will be able to enjoy sweeping views from atop the Santa Ynez Mountains before turning around and heading back down after a rest near the "Glass Factory", a recently cleaned up target shooting range.
Bring PLENTY of water (as in 2-3 liters, food or snacks and some electrolyte drink). This is a long and challenging hike!
This is a Rain or Shine event, so bring the proper gear for the weather, can be made shorter by the hike leader, depending on weather and group experience. This is also a "no drop" hike and, no one will be left behind without proper understanding of the trail.