Santa Ysabel East Staging Area: 500 Farmer Road, Julian, CA,
View the Santa Ysabel East Trail Map for SYE.
Santa Ysabel West Staging Area: 29510 Hwy. 78, Santa Ysabel,
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,
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, cyclists, and equestrians will enjoy an outdoor adventure within this combined 3,800-acre sanctuary. Discover 15 miles of trails through both the East and West Preserves including two loops that traverse through unique habitats – over the river and through the woods!
There are more than 11 miles of open trails on the East side and nearly 4 miles of open trails on the West side of the preserve.
For your safety, stay on trails and avoid playing in the creek. Carry plenty of water, dress in layers, and wear sunscreen and appropriate footwear.
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.