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Grass Mountain Trail

Grass Mountain
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5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Depending on the season, the trail may feature beautiful wildflowers which adds to its popularity. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rated as difficult; dogs on leash are also able to use this trail.

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area but has commanding views over most the surrounding area.

The Grass Mountain hiking trail is part of The Midland School trails, a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail head, where permit boxes are located.

Finding the Trailhead: Shortly after passing what was formerly Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, as you ascend Figueroa Mountain Road, you will cross over a cattle guard. Parking should be availab

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Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp
2550-4747 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(323) 224-6213

Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails located 18 miles from beautiful Santa Barbara. Circle V Ranch Camp embraces youth-centered programming and is committed to the growth and development of children through positive,
meaningful and rewarding activities.

Circle V Ranch Camp is ideal for nonprofit groups, retreats and meetings. It is equipped with 14 air-conditioned/heated cabins for up to 150 guests from September-May (June-August is reserved for traditional camp), a heated swimming pool, miniature golf and a full-service kitchen/dining lodge with available catering.

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