Big Caliente Spring Trail [CLOSED]

HARD 4 reviews
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Big Caliente Spring Trail [CLOSED] is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, off road driving, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

13.3 miles
1,437 feet
Out & Back



off road driving

hot springs


no dogs

1 month ago

At this point its a 3 day mountain biking adventure, starting all the way from the dead end of east Camino Cielo, it's easily about 30 miles now. If you plan on doing it. Please bring water! LOTS OF WATER. If you plan on going walking or biking be very cautious of not breaking or twisting any ankles. If you get stuck out there. You probably won't make it out alive. There is a ranger Outpost about six hours in. Don't expect it to be a walk in the park. You will cry, yell into the silence, bleed, and plead to god that a cloud comes around to offer shade. This back country. The wild...

7 months ago


Monday, February 27, 2017

Creek was flowing well at all the road crossings. Got to tub after 9 mile hike from Camino Cielo, no hot water flowing!

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Amazing views with plenty of twists and turns to keep the drive interesting! Must see if your vacationing around the Santa Barbara area. Mountain views go on forever and be sure to take a camera.