Points of Interests: Loop Trip, Out & Back, Canyons, Creeks, Family Friendly
User Types: Hikers, Equestrians, Mountain Bikers, Dog Walker, Trail Runners
Locations: Front Country, Santa Barbara
Sub Regions: San Ysidro Canyon
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Wiman Trail is short, just a half mile in length, and as such probably isn’t worth a separate trail description. Many of you might not even know it exists even though you pass it every time you drive up to the San Ysidro Canyon trailhead. I know I missed it for quite a few years.
However, what it does connect with are other possibilities which I find well worth the effort. For those who are interested in a short hike, the Wiman Trail will take you up to the Old Pueblo Trail where you can loop over into San Ysidro Canyon or up into Buena Vista Canyon.
The canyon is narrow and heavily vegetated, making you feel almost as if you are hiking through a rain forest than in the Santa Barbara foothills. Huge oak and eucalyptus trees create a canopy and the sunlight is mostly filtered light, creating a much different kind of atmosphere.
There are a number of creek crossings along the way and the backyards of a number of interesting houses as you reach the upper end of the trail. A series of steps on the right side of the canyon lead you up into the sunlight and along a chain link fence. Halfway up the hill Old Pueblo Trail intersects from the left.