La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

Santa Barbara, California



9.96 miles

Elevation Gain

3310 ft

Route Type



Added by Cameron Smith

La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail is a beautiful day hike to the highest peak in Santa Barbara with a massive waterfall near the top.

Tunnel Trail is a great way to get to the top of La Cumbre Peak. You get to the trailhead by taking Tunnel Road until it dead ends at a large water tower, there you can park your car and start on foot. You take Spyglass Ridge Road up which is a paved fire road until it becomes dirt when you get onto the tunnel trail. About three and a half miles after turning into the tunnel trail you will find a massive waterfall which, after a good rain is flowing nicely. Continue past and you get to East Cielo Road which is just a short distance to the peak from there. At the peak, you will find an outhouse along with a table for lunch. The hike offers views back down into Santa Barbara the whole time and once at the top you can see out east as well.

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