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Davy Brown Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

This trail takes you through Fir Canyon in Los Padres National Forest.


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3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

74%

Runnable

3,763' 1,147 m

High

2,047' 624 m

Low

1,719' 524 m

Up

38' 12 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Description

Starting from the Davy Brown Campground, near Sunset Valley Rd., pass a gate and follow the road to the right in order to start your run along the Davy Brown Trail. Continue running along the creek, past a few swimming holes, and after 3/4 of a mile of being on trail, you'll cross Davy Brown Creek twice. You'll then head southwest to run through Fir Canyon.

After running for 1.75 miles, you'll reach the ruins of a cabin once built in the 1920s by Harry Roberts, a chrome miner. The Davy Brown Trail then crosses the creek two more times before passing an unsigned, diverging trail on the right that goes up to the Figueroa Mountain Lookout. Continue past this juncture along the Davy Brown Trail as it gains elevation beside the creek.

Half of a mile from the trail's end there is a tight corner, known as "Devil's Elbow", that you'll have to carefully maneuver around given the sharp, shale outcropping along the bend. You'll then reach the trail's end after ascending to Davy Brown Creek's headwaters and passing through a grassy slope. The Davy Brown Trail comes to an end as it runs into Figueroa Mountain Road.

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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