San Ysidro Trail to Waterfall – Montecito, California

View of the waterfall at the end of San Ysidro Trail near Santa Barbara, California

Location: Foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains north of Montecito

Trail Length: 3.85 miles, out and back

Elevation Gain: About 1150 feet

Link: San Ysidro Trail on

Notable Features: Gradual elevation gain spread over the length of the trail, waterfall at the end, which only had a trickle of water due to the drought in July 2016

Elevation profile:

San Ysidro Trail