Thousand Steps to Mesa Lane
ElevationAscent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -48' -15 m
High: 59' 18 m
Low: 13' 4 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“Run from the Thousand Steps Stairway to the Mesa Lane Stairway along Santa Barbara's beaches.”— John McKinney
About one mile into the run you'll come across the Mesa Lane Stairway, which can take you up the bluffs. From here, turn around and return to the Thousand Steps Stairway along the beach.
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