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Santa Ynez Peak - Los Padres National Forest

34.526993, -119.978594

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  • Elevation: 4298 feet
  • Longitude: -119.978594
  • Latitude: 34.526993
  • Recent Water Reports:

    Date Surveyor Water Report
    06-08-2017Jim YoungDry
    06-08-2017Jim YoungDry
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Santa Ynez Peak - 4298 feet

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Santa Ynez Peak Survey - 06-08-2017 - by Jim Young
Link: Santa Ynez Peak
Date: 06-08-2017
Surveyor Name:Jim Young
Camp Description:Broadcast Peak and Santa Ynez Peak via Tequepis trail. 12.2 mi. total included ~0.5 mi. wandering around at trail head. Total time was 4 hrs, 45 min. Total elevation gain (as reported by GPS) was 3400'. Vertical gain was 3120'. Parked at small "Los Padres" designated are just below Circle V camp gate. 
Weather started as typical June overcast, but cleared to become quite warm. Trail was shady and cool for ~1.5 mi, then breaks out into chaparral with great  open views of Lake Cachuma and the back country. At the crest,  I scrambled up  the motorcycle hill climb track to Broadcast Peak.Footing was sketchy due to steepness and loose dirt and rocks.. Continued West on Camino Cielo road to another OHV trail on the ridge leading up to Santa Ynez Peak. Had lunch sitting under all the antenna equipment. Returned to Tequepis trail via Camino Cielo. 
On the descent, encountered about 25 young hikers on their way up. There's very little shade on the trail, so bring lots of sun protection and water. I expected to be disappointed about using Camino Cielo to complete the hike, but saw no one on the road. I was probably fortunate because it was a weekday. Views of Gaviota Coast are spectacular and worth the hike or drive.
PS-This is my first trip report, so feedback is appreciated.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:No water after leaving creek about 1 mi. above trailhead.
Weather Conditions:Scattered clouds, 70 - 80 deg. Wind 5-10 mph.
Santa Ynez Peak Survey - 06-08-2017 - by Jim Young
Link: Santa Ynez Peak
Date: 06-08-2017
Surveyor Name:Jim Young
Camp Description:Broadcast Peak and Santa Ynez Peak via Tequepis trail. 12.2 mi. total included ~0.5 mi. wandering around at trail head. Total time was 4 hrs, 45 min. Total elevation gain (as reported by GPS) was 3400'. Vertical gain was 3120'. Parked at small "Los Padres" designated are just below Circle V camp gate. 
Weather started as typical June overcast, but cleared to become quite warm. Trail was shady and cool for ~1.5 mi, then breaks out into chaparral with great  open views of Lake Cachuma and the back country. At the crest,  I scrambled up  the motorcycle hill climb track to Broadcast Peak.Footing was sketchy due to steepness and loose dirt and rocks.. Continued West on Camino Cielo road to another OHV trail on the ridge leading up to Santa Ynez Peak. Had lunch sitting under all the antenna equipment. Returned to Tequepis trail via Camino Cielo. 
On the descent, encountered about 25 young hikers on their way up. There's very little shade on the trail, so bring lots of sun protection and water. I expected to be disappointed about using Camino Cielo to complete the hike, but saw no one on the road. I was probably fortunate because it was a weekday. Views of Gaviota Coast are spectacular and worth the hike or drive.
PS-This is my first trip report, so feedback is appreciated.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:No water after leaving creek about 1 mi. above trailhead.
Weather Conditions:Scattered clouds, 70 - 80 deg. Wind 5-10 mph.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013



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