Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

Tunnel Trail, Santa Barbara - Search Nearby - Added by Cameron Smith

Beautiful day hike to 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 trail head 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 tunnel trail. About three and a half miles after turning into 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 and its 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.

Distance

10 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

3000 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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