Santa Barbara, CA: Davy Brown Trail
This out and back hike runs through one of the prettiest backcountry canyons in Santa Barbara County in the Los Padres National Forest. A steady creek runs the entire length of Fir Canyon underneath a canopy of Douglas fir, sycamore and pine trees
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001 – At the Davy Brown Trailhead sign head east through a small forest of oak trees and a meadow zigzagging downward to the creek.
002 – At the creek crossing bear left underneath the shaded canopy of oaks and pines.
003 – There’s a small interpretive sign dedicated to Edgar B. Davison, a forest ranger who built the trail in 1898-1899. He was one of the forst rangers in the region. He worked to preserve the Jeffrey Pine and controlled illegal grazing.
004 – A very short distance from there is a Y fork. Each route reconnects further down the trail. To stay with the creek stay to the right.
005 – Cross the creek with the runnel on your right.
006 – Hug the creek on your left with a huge sandstone boulder on your right. Then cross into a pretty meadow.
007 – Connect with another creek at the Davy Brown Campground. This creek is another tributary of the SIsquoc River.
- Distance: 5.0
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Davy Brown Trailhead sign at dawn.
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Edgar B. Davison interpretive sign.