MAKE SURE YOU ARE CAPABLE OF CLIMBING 3,000 ft. in 2 MILES
IN THE FIRST ONE MILE WE WILL CLIMB 2,000 FT. WITH SOME ROCK SCRAMBLING.
We’ll be starting our hike at the Tunnel Trail’s trailhead at the end of Tunnel Rd, after about a mile we will start our real ascend.
First we will go to Arlington Peak:
Distance: about 1 mile
Gain: about 2,000 ft
Terrain: Rock scrambling
After a short break we will go to Cathedral Peak which is about 1/2 a mile away not much gain.
Next, we will tackle Le Cumbre Peak by going down 1/4 mile and then Climbing 1,000 ft. in the next 3/4 mile
This is where we will take a nice long break, enjoy the magnificent views and have our lunch/snacks
Then we will walk on a road for about 1.5 miles before taking the Tunnel Trail back down to our cars
Bring along at least 4 liters of water, electrolytes and food.
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: The Tunnel Trail trailhead at the end of Tunnel Road no later than 7:00 a.m.
MEETUP DIRECTIONS: Use the following directions as a guide when looking up the trailhead location on Google Maps (Trailhead coordinates: 34.46492, -119.71272 (34° 27′ 53.71″N 119° 42′ 45.79″W): Take the 101 Fwy. to Santa Barbara and exit Mission St. and head east. Turn left on Laguna St. then right on E. Los Alivos St. which turns into Mission Rd. Turn right on Foothill Rd. Then left on Mission Canyon Rd. followed by a left on Tunnel Rd. to its end. Pay attention to street parking signs in that area. SEE MAP ABOVE.
Please be quiet when arriving, since this is a residential area.
If there are enough of us we will car pool
DISTANCE: 9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 3300′ (almost all in the first 2-3 miles)
THE PACE: No faster than the slowest Trekker
DURATION: 8 hours or whenever the slowest finishes
TERRAIN: Single, double track and “use” trails along with rock scrambling
LEVEL: Advanced Intermediate Trekker with strong rock scrambling skills