Thousand Steps Trail
ElevationAscent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 67' 20 m
Low: 9' 3 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Run this beautiful coastline from the Thousand Steps Stairway to Arroyo Burro County Park.”— John McKinney
One mile into the run, you'll come across the Mesa Lane Stairway, which can take you up the bluffs. Continue along the beach up the coast for another mile until you reach Arroyo Burro County Park just after crossing the mouth of Arroyo Burro Creek. At this point, the Thousand Steps Trail comes to its end.
Parking is limited to what can be found along Shoreline Drive, near its intersection with Santa Cruz Boulevard.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
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Land Manager: City of Santa Barbara - Parks and Recreation Department