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Ten miles long, this trail is an administrative access road from Cachuma Saddle to a saddle west of McKinley Mountain. From this point, the trail continues east into the San Rafael Wilderness. Most of the route follows the southern edge of the San Rafael Wilderness. The ridge top location offers panoramic views of the Manzana drainage and Hurricane Deck to the north, and the Santa Ynez drainage to the south. The only reliable water is at McKinley Spring Trail Camp nine miles from Cachuma Saddle.

Directions: From Los Olivos, Travel on Forest Road 7N07 northeast for about 19 miles to the Cachuma Saddle Ranger Station. The hike begins here.

Distance: 10 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Los Padres National Forest, California

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