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Hike The Jesusita/Arroyo Burro Trail to E Camino Cielo

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.

Hike On!

Terry



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  • Dennis M.

    Great on the canyon (arroyo) i want to return soon !

    February 10, 2014

  • nancy r.

    Fun hike. Nice people. Perfect weather for a long, steep hike, though we missed the sweeping views at the top (as per hike description) due to being in a cloud!

    February 8, 2014

  • Eryn E.

    Such an enjoyable hike! Fabulous to learn of a new trail, and Jeff and Terry--you were great hike leaders. Thank you both so much!

    February 8, 2014

  • Dennis M.

    Was one of my favorite local hikes of the last 10 years. Great great new trail. That upper canyon is amazing. Would be interesting to see it after our masssive March rains !

    February 8, 2014

  • Jeff M.

    Great hike---even when some of the group insist on trying to get lost ;-) Thanks Terry for being the one responsible this time!

    February 8, 2014

  • Marcus B.

    Thank you so much to hike leader Terry who was so supportive and generous with lending me his carbon fiber trekking poles. A truly great hike leader.

    February 8, 2014

  • Dennis M.

    A W E S O M E - TX Terry & Jeff. Looks like a grande calorie burning effort which is something I need. I might have a friend join as it sounds much fun in the upper regions. The first 2.5 miles is indeed a park walk. :-)

    February 7, 2014

  • Dennis M.

    Have hiked to the Big Rock outcropping at the end of the Orchard many times (just beyond the last Edison Lines. That is about 2.5 miles of EASY trail climbing. I was told that the trail disappears and goes on private land near the top. Is that true ? Can we actually get through as soo few people ever take it to the top ??? has anyone on MEETUP actually made it all the way up ???

    February 7, 2014

    • Jeff M.

      Yes, we've done this trail a number of times to the top. (Here are some pictures of a trip that will probably mimic tomorrow's weather: http://www.meetup.com...­ ). And to clarify, public easements were granted in the late 90s early 00s through the ranch areas making the trail accessible to Camino Cielo. You can read about last November's trail brushing work here, too: http://www.google.com...­

      February 7, 2014

  • Sue

    This sounds fabulous.

    February 3, 2014

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