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Santa Cruz/Aliso Trails

photo: Little Pine Mountain portion of trail; Photo by eversurf.

Length: 12.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: N of Santa Barbara accessed on FS Rd. 5N18 at Sage Hill Campground.
State(s): California
Counties: Santa Barbara
Longitude: -119.7908
Latitude: 34.5464

Driving Directions

Starts at Upper Oso Campground.


2 miles along Oso Creek, through sandstone canyon, past pools, 3.5 mile ascent of south side of Little Pine Mountain (little shade), through pines and black oaks to top of mountain, then 5 miles to Santa Cruz Camp (near border of San Rafael Wilderness).

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details (Santa Cruz - Upper Oso Trailhead)
Website: USFS Trail Details (Aliso Trailhead)

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Los Padres National Forest
6144 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117



Little Pine Mountain portion of trail; Photo by eversurf.

Little Pine Mountain portion of trail; Photo by eversurf.


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