Tucked into the Montecito neighborhood of Ennisbrook, this open space also known as the San Ysidro Oak Woodland, is an easy, shady trail with a charming stone bridge over San Ysidro Creek and a Monarch butterfly eucalyptus grove. When the Ennisbrook subdivision was proposed in Montecito, the community and the County knew mitigation would be important to protect this area natural beauty.
In 1989, the Land Trust accepted a conservation easement on the property, later adding more land to the easement area in 1997. The Ennisbrook Owners Association maintains the area in consultation with the Land Trust. In January 2018, this area was devastated by a debris flow that impacted much of Montecito—after concerted community clean-up efforts, the Land Trust continues to be involved in the ongoing restoration of the oak woodland.
Visiting Ennisbrook Open Space
Trail rating: Easy
Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily
Parking: Street parking
Directions: To get to the trail, find N. Jameson Lane which travels parallel to the 101 Freeway. Go north on Hixon Rd, turn right onto San Leandro Lane, or go north to Sheffield Dr. and turn left onto San Leandro Lane. Along the north side of San Leandro Lane you will come to a small green building with a white picket fence in front of it. Walk through the gate and enjoy the trail.