Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    San Ysidro Creek Hike

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    5.8 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    327 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    The San Ysidro Creek Hike is a brilliant day hike near Montecito, CA that the whole family can enjoy. Explore the craggy creek canyon bound by lush coastal forestlands and indulge in the beauty of the charming cascades along the way.

    View San Ysidro Creek Hike on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for San Ysidro Creek Hike

    Those seeking a day hike near Montecito have come to the right place. This adventure affords anyone a good time, including hikers, runners, bikers, climbers, and horseback riders. Exhibiting the diversity of the area’s native flora and fauna, this adventure will not disappoint. This lovely adventure is open year-round, but the waterfalls and creek tend to dry in the summer months, so winter excursions or hikes after rainfall are recommended for the optimal ambiance and scenery.

    Setting out from the trailhead, the Ysidro Creek Hike follows the Ysidro Creek Trail north. The initial segment of this adventure runs parallel to W Park Lane before escaping into the woodlands. Hiking along the curves of San Ysidro Creek, the soothing sounds of the running water will lull you into a state of relaxation. As you ascend through the valley, you will likely notice climbers scaling the canyon walls.

    After rainfall, you will soon pass a charming cascade that billows through the craggy canyon. Admire the scenery of the mesmerizing fall, and you will ultimately reach your turnaround point at the intersection with San Ysidro Creek and another seasonal stream. From here, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the San Ysidro Creek Hike Trailhead

    Access this hike via the trailhead off E Mountain Drive.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate to High

    • Route Type

      Out and back

    San Ysidro Creek Hike Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    San Ysidro Creek Hike Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter