Posted by: James Wapotich | July 9, 2018

Trail Quest: Romero Canyon

Recently hiked both Romero Trail and Old Romero Road making a large loop to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains through the Thomas Fire burn area.

Both trails have been largely restored. The lower portion of Romero Trail along with all of Old Romero Road have been cleared. The upper portion of Romero Trail still requires some work but can be hiked with caution due to substandard trail conditions.

All of the front country trails have been reopened except for East and West Cold Spring Trails. However, the uppermost portion of East Cold Spring Trail is accessible from East Camino Cielo Road.

Article on Romero Canyon appears in section A of the today’s edition of Santa Barbara News-Press

Older articles can be seen by scrolling down or using the search feature in the upper right corner. Articles from the News-Press appear here a couple months after they appear in the paper.

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Romero Creek

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Fire follower, large-flowered phacelia can be seen along the trail

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The bridge across Romero Creek is no more.

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Fading fire poppy

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Romero Canyon


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