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Trail of the Month: Santa Ysabel West Preserve

The only thing that will take your breath away during this 5.5-mile round-trip trek is the views


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Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Moderate, Recreational runners in decent shape

Distance
5.5 miles round-trip

Good to Know
Dog friendly
Not stroller friendly
Free parking

Where

Start at the trailhead off of state Route 78, just before the road intersects with state Route 79 in Santa Ysabel. Follow the Lower Creek Trail to the Coast to Crest Trail and then loop back.

 

What to Instagram

Herds of cattle lazily grazing by the creek.

 

Why We Love It

It’s a great group hike that isn’t too challenging. The only thing that will take your breath away is the views.

 

Where to Refuel

Head to Julian Station (4470 Julian Road, Julian) for Julian Hard Cider pours and a carne asada bowl at the adjacent taco bar.

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