San Ysidro Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,022' 921 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,468' 1,057 m
Low: 446' 136 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“Run this trail through San Ysidro Canyon to catch a glimpse of San Ysidro Falls while gaining over 3,000ft of elevation.”— John McKinney
The trail then continues to climb and after 2 miles of being on trail, you'll cross San Ysidro Creek. Shortly after the creek crossing, there will be a path curving to the right and one that goes straight. Stay on the straight path to continue following the San Ysidro Trail and you'll quickly reach San Ysidro Falls, which are the highlight of the run. At 60 feet tall, the San Ysidro Falls make for a stunning sight.
Once you've had your fill of the falls, you'll follow the steep and rugged trail up the canyon wall, utilizing the long switchbacks in place. After 2.5 miles and roughly 1,700 ft. of elevation gain, you'll finally reach the trail's end as it hits East Camino Cielo.
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: USFS - Los Padres National Forest Office