Trail Run Project Logo

Barranca Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 110' 34 m
Descent: -626' -191 m
High: 980' 299 m
Low: 354' 108 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chris Fa

A solid singletrack trail leading between the East Boundary Trail and Islay Creek Road.

Chris Fa

Features Views · Wildflowers

Watch out for snakes and the hot sun during the summer and mountain bikers year-round.

Description

This trail can be accessed from the north by East Boundary Trail and the south by Islay Creek Road.

Going from north to south, the entry to Barranca trail is on East Boundary Trail 0.5 miles past the intersection of Hazard Peak Trail and the East Boundary Trail. The trail is a sharp right turn but is well-signed and obvious.

There is a moderate, smooth climb to the top of a ridgeline (0.3 miles). This section is fantastic, flowing singletrack catering to mountain bikers.

After summiting the ridge, there are fantastic views of Hazard Peak, the ocean, and steep valleys that last until the trail terminates. The trail quickly starts a steep, rocky descent into Islay Creek Road (one mile). This section is rougher trail with only a few switchbacks to moderate the drop, so be prepared.

The trail terminates at Islay Creek Road with East Boundary Trail a quarter mile up the road on your left and the trailhead three miles down to the right.

I find Barranca to be much more interesting technically than East Boundary Trail with better views and less mud after it rains.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#24746

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#3,011

in California

#24,746

Overall
5 Views Last Month
84 Since Mar 25, 2017
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running