First three miles from the locked gate at Hwy 33 freshly graded to Tinta Camp. Still some water in Cuyama River. Lots of water in Tinta Creek. The trail past Tinta Camp is in good shape. Some areas a little brushy and some a little rutted. No poison oak! Easy to follow. I follow one set of motorcycle tracks all the way to Cuyama Peak. Water still flowing where the trail ends at Dry Canyon Road (8N19). Pics from a hike up Tinta to Cuyama Pk, down Dry Canyon, and out Santa Barbara Cyn.
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Good shape and easy to follow
One of several Arizona crossings on freshly graded Tinta Trail
Roads end at trail start at Tinta Camp
Typical trail condition (good!) and water in Tinta Creek
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When visiting the Los Padres always remember to pack extra water for any trip! Many Trails listed may be unmaintained, always plan ahead, check weather report, know your risks and level of ability.