Time to do a Santa Barbara Hike. This is a beautiful 10 mile loop trail.
Hiking Level:I'd rate this as a strenuous hike because of the distance and elevation gain. It is up to 3,000 ft. over a 4 mile stretch to the top.
Before you sign up please consider your own hiking ability.
Description: The Romero Canyon is narrow and though the creek is small it's very picturesque. We'll hike to the peak where we'll see stunning views of the mountains behind and the ocean in front.
This area is very beautiful this time of year.
DOGS ON LEASHES ALLOWED.
I'll collect $1.00 at the trailhead.
Directions to the trailhead from Thousand Oaks: Take the 101 Freeway to the Sheffield exit in Summerland, just past the Big Yellow House Restaurant.
At the end of the off-ramp make a right and proceed to East Valley Rd. At East Valley Rd make a left and then a quick right onto Romero Cyn Rd. Stay on Romero Cyn Rd until you come upon Bella Vista Dr.
At Bella Vista make a right and continue up approximately 3/10 mile. Park on the dirt on the side of this road.
Directions to the trailhead from Santa Barbara(north): Take the 101 going south.Take the Sheffield Drive exit. Follow it 1.5 miles to East Valley Road. Turn left, then almost immediately to the right on Romero Canyon Road. Continue another 1.5 miles to Bella Vista and turn right on it. The trailhead is about 3/10 of a mile in. You find a locked red steel gate marking the trail's beginning.
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I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
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Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and event hosts take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.