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We begin traveling south along Santa Ynez Creek, climb a steep ridge to E. Topanga Fireroad, skirt Trippet ranch and return via a descent down into Santa Ynez Canyon. There will be a 1,000' elevation gain between the 1.0 and 1.5 mile mark -- you have been warned! Loop is 7.3 miles with total ascent of about 1700'.
Santa Ynez Canyon features chilly mountain pools, several beautiful waterfalls, and slim sandstone cliffs set in a cool oasis of lush oak and sycamore forests.
The No Fireroads Rule will be in effect!
I haven't named this hill yet -- maybe we can think of one when we reach the top.
From PCH: Take Sunset Bl north 0.5 mile to Palisades Dr. Follow Palisades Dr north for 2.4 miles to Ver de la Montura. Turn left for one long block. Park near end of street and meet across the street from signed trailhead.
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