Arroyo Burro Trail is a historic trail that served the Native Chumash community. When miners joined the region, it was used to carry supplies in and natural resources out. It fell out of use with the advent of the automobile, but remains an interesting and beautiful hike!
You're going to start your journey in the Arroyo Burro Community Park. You can access free parking here. You'll also find the only drinking fountain and restrooms on the trip! Make use of them before you start your trek! You'll find the trailhead on your way to the beach! From there, the hike will take you along the coastline the whole way. The trail ends on the far side of More Mesa Beach, where a bench (and the ending of the trail) will let you know that you've gone as far as you can go!
Hikers love this trail because it's removed from the increasingly urban environment around it. Though famous, this hike's difficulty means it sees less use than other trails in the area. It's great if you don't want to run into too many other hikers.
You'll feel like you're stepping back in time as you navigate the challenges of this trail. The trail is all simple dirt, easy to follow but very natural. Your dog is welcome to join you as long as they stay on leash. There's plenty to see and smell along the way, so even the most energetic dog will be tired at the end of this trek!
Arroyo Burro Trail makes for a furrific challenge, so pack up your pup to make your own adventure!