Santa Ysabel County Preserves

(760) 765-4098, (760) 814-0208

Santa Ysabel East Staging Area: 500 Farmer Road, Julian, CA, 92036
View the Santa Ysabel East Trail Map for SYE.

Santa Ysabel West Staging Area: 29510 Hwy. 78, Santa Ysabel, CA. 92070
View the Santa Ysabel West Trail Map for SYW.

Hwy 79 Staging Area: 23000 Hwy. 79, Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070

Hours: 8 a.m. – sunset, daily
Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset, daily. No public vehicle access r restroom availability on December 25.

The Santa Ysabel Preserves are surrounded by oak woodlands, native grasslands and fields of wildflowers. Set in a beautiful natural landscape of gently rolling hills, hikers, bikers, and equestrians will enjoy an outdoor adventure within this 3,800-acre sanctuary.

Discover 18.5 miles of trails, including two loop trails that wind through the various habitats in this scenic mountain preserve. The Santa Ysabel Creek runs along the entire northern boundary. 

For your safety, please stay out of the creek and the closed areas of the preserve. Stay on the trails; the natural resources of the preserve are fragile and depend on your trail etiquette for survival. Carry plenty of water, as Santa Ysabel can be hot and dry during the summer, and there is no water available on the trails.

To prevent damage to the trails, after any inclement weather (1/2 inch of rain or any snow), the preserve will be closed until the trails dry out.

Overnight camping is not allowed.


Visit the News & Events page for park events, updates and closures. 
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