Route 154 Photo Album

Santa Barbara County - From State Route 101 near Los Olives to State Route 101 in Santa Barbara.

All of Route 154 is locally known as the San Marcos Pass Highway. It begins at the Route 101 intersection near Los Olivos and after crossing the Santa Ynez Mountains swings back to rejoin Route 101 in the City of Santa Barbara.

It is a gently curving two-lane highway that passes through four separate scenic environments. The first is only three miles long and features the gentle slopes, twisting canyons, grasslands and live oak trees typical of much of the State's cattle ranching areas.

The second segment, seven miles in length, passes through small farms and orchards that border the Santa Ynez River in its valley setting.

Views of foothills, mountains and Lake Cachuma dominate the 14-miles third section.

The final eight miles of highway are downhill and from them travelers are afforded views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal communities and the Channel Islands.


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Please send comments, suggestions or questions to Caltrans Scenic Highway Coordinator.