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Upper Cathedral Peak -


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Overview

Difficulty: Easy • Mileage: 1
Location: Santa Ynez Mountains
Features: Viewpoint, Sunset
User Type: Hiking, Rock Climbing


Highlights

The Basics

  • Length : 1 mile east to Corral Beach; 2.5 miles east to El Capitan; 2 miles west to Tajiguas Beach.
  • Gain : -700
  • Difficulty : Moderately Difficult
  • Path : Off Trail Scramble
  • Season : All year.
  • Canine : Dogs not advised.
  • Admin : Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District

Things to Look For

  • Points of Interest : Viewpoint,Sunset


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Difficulty: Easy
Points of Interests: ViewpointSunset
User Types: HikersRock Climbers
Locations: Santa Ynez Mountains

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Hike Details



  • Length : 1 mile east to Corral Beach; 2.5 miles east to El Capitan; 2 miles west to Tajiguas Beach.
  • Gain : -700
  • Difficulty : Moderately Difficult
  • Path : Off Trail Scramble
  • Season : All year.
  • Canine : Dogs not advised.
  • Admin : Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District

Access / Getting There

  1. To reach La Cumbre Peak, follow Gibraltar Road 6.5 miles to East Camino Cielo.
  2. Turn left on East Camino Cielo and drive another 1.5 miles to the parking area for La Cumbre Peak.
  3. Walk past the locked gate and turn right on the paved road (part of a loop drivway) until you reach a picnc table looking almost directly down the ridge to Cathedral Peak.
  4. There are numerous routes that will take you down into the boulders immediately below the roadway. Look for a route that will continue downhill to the saddle on the north side of Cathedral Peak.

 

Things to Know

Off Trail Route
The hike down to Cathedral Peak is designated an an unoffical off-trail route, meaning that it is not maintained, is poorly marked and it is up to you to know whether you have the skills and ability for the hike. Please read the Off Trail information in the section on "Being Prepared" before heading out on the hike.

The Cathedral Peak area has as many if not more Search and Rescue callouts than any other location because people over estimate their skills, don't breing the proper gear with them, can't find their way out or stay too long and are unable to navigate in the darkness.

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On The Bike

On The Run

On The Walk


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Last Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014