The Alejandro Trail is located in the Santa Maria area up the Colson Canyon Road (11N04), the trail starts at the second gate/road junction on Colson Canyon Road (34.9343, -120.1641), Look for the trail to the right of the locked gate, The trail quickly climbs up and over a small ridge, then continues to follow the ridge for about a half mile or so, along the ridge line trial is very wide and easy to follow. The trail surface is composed of loose rocks which makes for loose footing and makes it a bit hard to hike over without sliding a little. You will then come to a set of small switchbacks that lead the hiker down hill and straight into the mouth of Alejandro Canyon, a very tranquil canyon abundant with extremely large oaks trees.
The trail gentle follows the Alejandro creek, meandering from side to side of the creek for approximately 2 miles until arriving at Alejandro Camp. The camp is positioned under some old oaks and is enclosed in a fence or horse coral of some sort. After the camp, you will gradually ascend up and out of the canyon weaving trough more oaks and grass cover, just before your reach the top of the ridge, the trial heads left into in the directions of lower section of the saddle. Once you have crossed up and over the saddle, the trail will then steeply drop downhill, ending at the Horse Canyon Labrea Trail. Side note - Barrel Springs Camp is just up the road from here and also the Barrel Spring which the camp named after.
Alejandro Camp - 3 Miles from Colson Canyon Road