Cold Spring Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail starts out rocky but then gets easier. We went up and caught another trail to get some great pictures of Santa Barbara, too bad it was over cast when we went. The incline going up is pretty serious and the trail can get narrow but it was moderate compared to other trails I have hiked. I would definitely do this hike again!
Beautiful views of Santa Barbara!!! Only down side was all the poison oak. Also, a little too crowded for out taste. Lots of shade!
Great hike not too trafficked parking is spotty but trail overall is great. There are a lot of different ways you can go too we took west fork to Gibraltar Rd and back.
Perfect trail for our one day in the area. Though it hasn't rained here in a while, the canyon was green & lush with a sweet view of Santa Barbara at the top. Loved that the app kept us on the trail in the many confusing spots!