Mono and Indian Creeks

Indian Creek © Mike Summers


The important and large, perennial tributaries to the Santa Ynez River drain a tremendous area of land and help provide water to local wildlife and nearby communities. The creeks flow through dramatic sandstone, limestone, and shale formations forming narrow gorges, large boulders, waterfalls and deep pools. The streams support native trout and a number of threatened wildlife species, including the arroyo toad and California red-legged frog.

Both creeks have trails which follow much of their lengths and are widely considered to be some of the best trails in the forest.  Easily accessible via Camuesa Road, these creeks provide important year round recreation opportunties. 


Mono Creek segment is 25.4 miles

Indian Creek segment is 14 miles