Douglas Family Preserve Loop
ElevationAscent: 160' 49 m
Descent: -160' -49 m
High: 158' 48 m
Low: 12' 4 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“Run atop coastal bluffs in this preserved open space.”— John McKinney
You'll eventually reach the end of the path as it hits Medcliff Road on the short Douglas Spur Trail. However, from here you can turn around and re-trace your steps briefly until you reach the 3rd diverging path, at which point you can bear right and follow a different path northward alongside the neighboring houses. Eventually, the path will bend to the left and you'll soon come across the original path just above the bridge over Mesa Creek. Turn right here to cross over Mesa Creek before turning left to return to the Arroyo Burro Beach parking lot, at which point this looped run comes to an end.
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