Franklin Trail ist ein 15.5 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Carpinteria, Kalifornien. Er führt entlang eines Sees, entlang eines Flusses und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 15.5 miles Höhenunterschied: 4,557 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

See

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Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

The south end is at Carpinteria High School and starts enclosed in fencing. This opens up to tight switchbacks that climb to utility roads. The utility roads are well signed as the route twists and rolls through the foothills. After 5.7 miles, trail leaves the road and climbs to the top. This section is still rough with many obstacles. After 8 miles, the Divide Peak OHV Route is reached. The trail continues directly across this but may be hard to see. Follow the overgrown flatter area west through reaching trees and it should become easier to follow as it goes. Alder Creek Camp is about 0.6 miles below and easily recognized. Blackberries toward the bottom can make travel there difficult as well as the initial navigation up the trail from that side.

wandern
3 days ago

Nice walking and running trail....watch for mountain bikes coming down fast!

wandern
16 days ago

This is the Best Trail in the World, Great Views of Carpinteria

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abseits des Weges
steinig
24 days ago

I give the trail 4.5 stars. I completed the entire Franklin Trail, twice! Both times a clocked 10.25mi each way (thus 20.5mi our&back). Someone already noted this below- I am confirming! Also I recorded 6,500ft both times (~4,600 northbound and ~1,900 back southbound). The route is really well marked at first part. At mile 5.2 there is a turn off main route onto singletrack where a long climb up starts (this is the only tricky turn). There are lots of day hikers and people using these first few miles. The climbs up are also very steep on both sides of the peak. Once at the peak going down the back side the trail is significantly less used. Once down in the canyon follow the creek (almost exclusively on the EAST side) all the way till you pop out about 0.3mi before the lake. It is a really neat section but requires some minor trail finding due to this section not being used as much and lots of blackberry bushes. I created a STRAVA segment as well for reference for everyone.

wandern
1 month ago

Rating: Two Poops. Parking is available at school when not in session. Trail entrance is on west side of parking lot. Follow the path up a ways to find a nicely maintained trail.

wandern
2 months ago

Did 2.5 miles in, great workout and some beautiful views of Carpinteria and the ocean. Really enjoyed it!!

wandern
2 months ago

***WARNING*** This trail is only open to the public for 5.2 miles. If you pass the silver metal bench you are on private property! You are trespassing and may be treated as such!

wandern
kein schatten
3 months ago

I thought this trail was great. Very well maintained until mile 5 and then the elevation really gets going, plus it’s much less trafficked. Recommend getting on the trail before 8am bc the lack of shade becomes a concern after 10am. Loved that there were dog bowls every mile or so on the trail in case you hike with a buddy! The one caveat is that the trail is inaccurately marked in AllTrails database. To the lake and back is 20 miles total. I made it to the top of franklin trail and it is both marked as 8miles one way//my recording in app reflected an 8mile journey. Therefore I was a bit underprepared and disappointed I couldn’t do the full hike but intend to return!

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
5 months ago

Glad to have this trail in my backyard! I am a moderately experienced mid distance trail runner. been as far as divide peak. On that occasion, in mid spring, I packed light taking only a few snacks and 1.5 L of water. Running the majority of the trail i completed the roundtrip in four hours. The first four miles Of the trail are steep uphill interspersed with several steep drop offs. After 4 miles, between the first and last steep climbs, the topography becomes varied. undulating terrain with rolling Hills and gentler climbs and falls. The last 2 miles before the peak are steep, rough, hot, grassy, dirty and slow. It should be taken into account by any prospective summiters that this portion of the trail takes nearly as long to descend as ascend. The top is a deserty area whose lack of shade is made up for by extraordinary views !

aufgezeichnet Recording - Jun 16, 10:48 AM

wandern
kein schatten
steinig
7 months ago

wandern
kein schatten
10 months ago

11 months ago

The vertical gain is only about 4,500 feet, not 6,200.

wandern
Mon Dec 10 2018

This trail is in my backyard (practically) and I'm very happy for that. It's definitely not my favorite trail, but happy it's here, nonetheless. It starts at the high school and for the first mile it's pretty level. Then it starts to climb at a moderate grade. If you're a PT trail runner, this might be a fun one for you ... at least it is for me. I typically switch from hiking to trail running this trail. In the wee hours of the morning, it's moderately trafficked (surprisingly). The weekends are heavy. I've only been as far at 4.5 miles out and turned around. I bring my pup with me every single time and have her off leash. She loves it!

wandern
Fri Sep 14 2018

On Saturday September 8, I returned to this hike solo, starting before 7am this time with 5 liters of water. This hike is a good test of my fitness as you gain 2000 feet in the last 2.7 miles after you leave the fire road and head into Los Padres on the trail. And I am not talking switchbacks here, the last 2.7 miles to the Divide Road go straight up and can be a little treacherous as the trail has eroded in places. And it was HOT. I finished my water coming back when I hit the fire road and I had five miles to go! Lots of trucks surprisingly on a weekend. Love this hike, as I stumbled off the trail some nine hours later, I was exhausted and exhilarated.

Fri Aug 17 2018

My son and hiked to mile 4 marker on Thursday August 16 and it was hot! We started late, 10:30am, but even if we had started when we planned too, we still would have needed more water to get to the top. We brought about 8 liters between us and ran out coming down. Great hike with lots of up and wildflowers and budding oaks in burn areas. Lots of truck traffic on fire road including a watering dust suppressant truck that passed us coming and going. All trucks were courteous, slowing down or stopping for us but at least half a dozen passed us. Really looking forward to hiking the top soon.

Laufen
Sun Aug 05 2018

I was visiting from AZ and was looking for a 10-12 mile out n back trail run with a good elevation and this trail was absolutely perfect. The first 2-3 miles on single track were pretty much all climbing, then it joined a Jeep trail/service road and it was rolling hills and some more great climbs. I stopped at the end of the road at 5.5 miles out and turned around. I ran at sunrise and the views were absolutely incredible with mtn views to one side and ocean views ocean in the distance on the other. The great thing about the trail is that I can be done by any skill level and at any pace. I def plan to come back next time I’m in the Ventura area.

wandern
Sat May 26 2018

Trail is SPILLING over with wildflowers! Also even though the Thomas Fire came through this area there is so much new growth in the understory - it’s beautiful! Nice bench to eat a snack at at 2 miles, and another one at 3. You will not be disappointed, don’t skip this one!

Mon Apr 02 2018

Love this trail

wandern
Wed Jan 24 2018

This is not an easy trail. Elevation gain of 3,700 ft in 7.9 miles if you take the whole trail to Divide Peak. Starts at the height school and after single track switchbacks up the hill the trail opens to the fire road. Sadly, this area was heavily damaged by the 2017 Thomas Fire, but still worth the trip for a good workout. Horses, dogs and mountain bikes are allowed on this trail.

Fri Nov 17 2017

I did last Sunday November 12 with my friend. we started early like 6 am. finished 1:30pm. this course is wonderful and little challange to us but we did safely. we didn't see the many people coming up when we are coming down. that was little weird because this trail is so good to climb for good excise and has a good view of ocean. we promise to come back again soon if someone wants a good excise try this one. and good luck!

wandern
Sun Jun 18 2017

Can be super views, especially out to the Channel Islands in the evening light. Strava on my Android says it is 17 miles (round trip) between the high school and Divide Peak Road. Bring water on a hot day!

Sun Mar 05 2017

I've hiked this trail a couple times and the sights are amazing. Definitely prefer hiking it in the spring because it is extremely lush and has TONS of wildflowers! It is more dry and dead in the fall.

wandern
Sun Feb 12 2017

This Trail is so much fun and beautiful, you hear the roosters if you go in the mornings, you see a lot of families with their dogs, the views are amazing, the scenery is unbelievable

Sun Feb 12 2017

This Trail is a lot of fun

Wed Feb 01 2017

If you take the trail to Jameson Lake and back it'll run you a solid 20 miles. Worth the hike to divide road, amazing views and a good feel of what the back country offers.

wandern
Sun Jan 29 2017

This trail is so much fun, challenging, family friendly and great scenery to take pictures

Fri Jul 01 2016

Hard but worth the challenge and accomplishment

wandern
Fri May 06 2016

Took this trail in April. Well maintained, wide enough mostly for two people to walk side by side. Only went as far as Frank's Bench. Loved the view from there. Would love to take again further into the mountains. Lots of flowers, some poison oak but very clearly off to the side. Lots of bugs, recommend light weight pants - my fiancé felt very annoyed by their buzzing all around constantly. We saw one bunny and a few lizards.

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