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General Information

Description - Most of this river lies within the San Rafael Wilderness. It offers excellent opportunities for solitude and wilderness-oriented activities with outstanding visual experiences. Designated Wild and Scenic Sections: From its origin downstream to the Los Padres National Forest boundary. Wild -- 33.0 miles; Total -- 33.0 miles.

Attractions - The Sisquoc River offers excellent opportunities for solitude and wilderness-oriented activities with outstanding visual experiences.

Designated Wild and Scenic Sections: From its origin downstream to the Los Padres National Forest boundary. Wild -- 33.0 miles; Total -- 33.0 miles.

Recreation - The Sisquoc offers opportunities for hiking and backpacking, in addition to viewing scenery.

Climate - Days in California are typically clear with less than 25 percent humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high of 85 degrees F and a low of 50 degrees F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100 degrees F during the day and not cooling much below 75 degrees F until the early morning.

Location - Most of this river lies within the San Rafael Wilderness, north of Santa Barbara.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Brown Man (East Angeles, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Hiked the Jackson Trail to Sisquoc river. Froze to death. Awful, horrid conditions. Lost a prized hiking shoe on the way out. No fish spotted. Broke a tooth. Miserable times.

Filed By: Road Rimmer (Los Angeles, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Recently spent 10 days hiking the Sisquoc. Came in via Jackson Trail, from Montgomery Meadow. Lost a shoe, and someone burned themselves pretty badly, scalding their chest with boiling water. Fishing was incredible -- caught a 22" rainbow, easily 3 lbs -- FAT. Saw Two Bear. Lots of condors, falcons, etc. Gnats and biting bees attacked nightly.


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Additional Information:
California Rivers - This section mainly describes California's designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Central Coast Region - The Central Coast Region covers a tranquil expanse between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dramatic seascapes and coastal resorts, together with the pastoral atmosphere of its inland agricultural communities, make this region an idyllic destination.

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