Good number of mountain bike volunteers working on trail maintenance. Twitter is always a great resource for following crowd-sourced information. March 11 at 9:32 AM. Also see the San Rafael and Interactive Backcountry Map subforums. Took the side trip to the waterfall which is flowing nicely. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. This type of arbutus tree, with beautiful golden bark, isn’t found south of Santa Barbara County, so we’re at the end of its range, which begins in British Columbia. Tequepis Trail runs 4 miles one way to the Santa Ynez Mountains ridge line. The trail was just recently reopened with access available once again from both the West Camino Cielo trailhead as well as the Cirlcle V trailhead. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Tequepis Trail, actually the camp road for its first quarter-mile, passes some tiny A-frame tent cabins. All front country trails are open. That was the plan until the Sherpa (Scherpa) Fire closed the road to all but firefighting equipment. It is also located a hop, skip, and a jump away from the top of the Tequepis Canyon Trail. — • — • — • — Closed. All hiking trails except for Tequepis Trail are directly accessible from the recreation area. Trail closed due to extensive damage by the Jesusita fire. Tequepis Trail; San Rafael Wilderness Hikes Sierra Club Hikes. The air has a nice "crisp, mountain air" feel. ... Looks like it will be closed for a while to come - very high water at the road closure. Leaving Magic Forest Camp behind, the dirt road crosses and recrosses a seasonal creek. It features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Tequepis Trail. Here's a link to SB County road closure info.You should probably check the … Santa Cruz Trail beyond 19 Oaks Camp; Santa Barbara Front Country Trails. Snyder Trail - no fee to park; Aliso Trailhead near the Sage Hill Group Campground; Red Rock Trail; Tequepis Trail; Closed Trails in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area due to 2017-2019 winter storm damage. Pretty Amazing day to hike Tequepis Trail. This trail is not directly accessible from the Recreation Area, but is reachable 1 ¼ mile away, off Highway 154. Tequepis Trail burned. If the office is closed when you arrive, you may go ahead and set up camp in your reserved site. Shawndel Malcolm. From the parking lot, walk through the camp to the trailhead. Due to all the fires this summer, there are going to be a lot of roads and trails that are closed. 6/1/2009: Parma Park : Closed. Madrones on Tequepis Trail Dan McCaslin Approaching the crest you encounter more madrone trees ( Arbutusmenziesii , commonly known as the Pacific Madrone). Tequepis Trail is an 8-mile, lightly trafficked, out-and-back trail near Cachuma Lake. 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