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Romero Trail Romero Trail is a 3.6 mile one-way trail that is a good option for those looking for a less travelled trail with options to create a loop.  Romero trailhead begins as part of Old Romero Road, splits off into a single track approximately ½ mile from the start, and ends at East Camino Cielo.  Old Romero Road follows the same canyon and crosses over the single track trail at two locations, midway and at the top, making these loop options. 

The trail has several creek crossing over Romero Creek in the lower canyon portions of the trail.  As the trail climbs and switchbacks to the crest, it moves through thick chaparral.  Once at the top, ocean and island views are available, as are views of the City.

Caution. Visitors may encounter: hikers, dogs, horses, bikers, poison oak, snakes, and other wildlife Please see our trail etiquette page for tips on how to be courteous trail users.

All of Santa Barbara’s front country trails are challenging due to their steep incline, rocky terrain, and drop-offs.  Please use caution.

Distance: 3.6 miles to summit of 2,875 ft., loop of 6.5 miles at first road crossing, loop of 11 miles if taking trail to top and road back to bottom

Elevation Gain: 2,039 ft

Elevation Loss: 490 ft

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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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