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Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 3.00 Miles

The Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Figueroa Mountain, the trail starts at Davy Brown Campground, and passes numerous trail junctions, the trail then completes at Happy Canyon Road (7N07.2)

Trail Details

  • Trail #: 29W03
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 34.75811
  • Trail-head Longitude: -119.95478
  • Water Sources: HAPPY CYN. 7N07.2
  • Trail Condition: Kind of Good - Little to no bushwacking and easily followable
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Day Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Wildlife Viewing



Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 226 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 1963 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 6 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 14 %.
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Photo By: Steve Lynes - Website Link

Photo By: Steve Lynes - Website Link

Photo By: Steve Lynes - Website Link
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Survey Photos:


  • LPFA - 04-12-2014

  • Meghan Sheen - 04-23-2015

  • Meghan Sheen - 04-23-2015

  • Meghan Sheen - 04-23-2015

  • Meghan Sheen - 04-23-2015

  • Meghan Sheen - 04-23-2015

  • Steve Lynes - 04-10-2016

  • Steve Lynes - 04-10-2016

  • Steve Lynes - 04-10-2016

  • Steve Lynes - 04-10-2016

  • Steve Lynes - 04-10-2016

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 05-05-2017

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 05-05-2017

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 05-05-2017

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 05-05-2017

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 05-05-2017

Submitted Trail Reports

Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 06-01-2017 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 06-01-2017
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:REPORT that the Fig Mtn fire crews cleared all but one of the trees along the Davy Brown Trail.  The one remaining tree is the large pine that is 6-8ft above the ground over the trail.  C+++ tree!



Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 05-05-2017 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 05-05-2017
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:There are a number of downed trees on the upper sections of Davy Brown Trail starting 0.3 miles from the top down to 1.5 miles from the top.  The photos below show the trees with the first photos being closest (0.3) to the Fig Mtn Rd upper trailhead.  In addition to the downed trees here are some notes from DB as well as the other nearby trails:

- Willow Spur Trail needs work, hillside sliding in places, lots of PO.
- Willow Spring Trail is getting really overgrown.

Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Images:







Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 04-10-2016 - by Steve Lynes
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 04-10-2016
Surveyor Name:Steve Lynes
Trail description:This is a very beautiful hike, incredibly serene and peaceful with some spectacular views and a Chumash mortar hole in a large rock about mid-way along the trail.

For the most part the trail is well maintained and easy to follow but there are a few junctions that are either unnamed (they only say trail) or unmarked altogether and it is easy to take a wrong turn at a trail junction (or miss the one you want to take) if you don't have a map. Since this was my very first time here I had to use my map (and my compass to orient it to north) and use terrain association to pick the correct trail where the Willow Spur & Munch Canyon Trails intersect the Davy Brown Trail. Some strategic trail markers could fix this problem. A friend took a wrong turn in January and ended up turning a 6 mile hike into a 10 mile hike because of this.

There were a couple of areas where trees were down across the trail and had to be climbed over (or under if you were small and didn't have a pack on). Also there were lots of areas with heavy poison oak that was either leaning into or across the trail (some machete work is needed to cut it back).

Overall this was a fabulous hike, especially since it was the day after rain and all the creeks and streams were flowing heavily...it was marvelous and I'll definitely hike it again!!!
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Condition details:Downed trees across the trail. Lots of poison oak on the trail. Needs named trail markers at trail junctions.
Images:







Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 11-03-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 11-03-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:Report from the Santa Ynez Women's Hiking Group:

Largish branch down over the trail just after you start heading up from the stream along the upper section.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 04-23-2015 - by Meghan Sheen
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 04-23-2015
Surveyor Name:Meghan Sheen
Trail description:Good shape, easy to follow, found some fun things along the trail like an old cabin remnant and a few Chumash Mortar bowls. 198trailscrew
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Images:







Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 02-14-2015 - by Shriner
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 02-14-2015
Surveyor Name:Shriner
Trail description:Between miles 0-1 trail is in fair to good condition, no work needed. Between Miles 1-2 sections of the trail are angled and loose and would be sketchy for those not sure footed. A little work could go a long way especially since the ground is soft now. 

Also around mile 1.6-2 dormant poison oak is just waiting to take over the trail. Now would be an excellent time do some preventative removal.

Stream is low but running nicely and even saw a few trout darting around in bigger holes

One guy and a couple were seen on the trail.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Condition details:Just needing tread work
Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 04-12-2014 - by LPFA
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 04-12-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Trail description:There is one large downed tree about 1/3mile from the top that is developing a nice work around.  We are working on a plan to remove the tree and restore the proper tread.  See photo below.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Images:

Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail Survey - 03-22-2014 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail
Date: 03-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Trail description:Starting from Davy Brown, the first 3/4 mile was beautiful along the creek and relatively flat.  You have to traverse the creek three to four times.  At this point you can left or right.  I went right and started towards Figueroa.  The trail begins steep to very steep at this point.  I am 53 and overweight and it really was quite a challenge.  The climb has magnificent views and I have no regrets but be sure you are in good enough shape to make the climb to the peak.  My legs were shaky on the traverse down the slope.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
People Seen:2


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016



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