Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

Rate this Adventure Los Angeles Tunnel Trail, Santa Barbara

Added by

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.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Daypack
  • Mountain bike (optional)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

10 Miles

Elev. Gain:

3000 Feet

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

Los Angeles / Vasquez Rocks

The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.

Leigh Maneri
7 Saves

Hike East Anacapa Island of the Channel Islands

Los Angeles / Island Packers Cruises

Leaving from either Ventura or Oxnard via Island Packers, this full-day hike is in the middle of the Santa Barbara Channel on a small island, about one hour from Los Angeles by car and one additional.

Leigh Maneri
26 Saves

Hike Point Mugu Peak

Los Angeles / Chumash Trailhead

Point Mugu State Park offers some amazing rolling mountains, sweeping meadows of tall grass, and beautiful coastal views. I suggest going in the spring.

Katie Yarborough
15 Saves