Cold Spring Trail

MODERATE 101 reviews
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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 best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. A little treacherous on the way down towards the end due to dry loose soil, so just watch your step. My dog loved it, too!

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2 months ago

DONE! ; )

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2 months ago

I decided to start building up to backpack camping with my 8 yr old and see how well we would do with a full load. Testing the waters. All went well. Good hike for kids. Definitely start on the trail next to the creek.

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2 months ago

It's a beautiful hike. There are two entry points for the traiI. I suggest starting the 2.2 loop at the Cold Spring Trail sign to the left beside the stream. The trail is lush with greenery and well shaded. It's a steady, scenic climb to the top which reveals breathtaking city and coastal views of Santa Barbara. I slipped a few times on the way down so be mindful of various loose rocks. Overall it's a well worth the effort!

3 months ago

Good view from the top and decent elevation gain for such a short hike. Great spot for a quick little excursion.

3 months ago

Beautiful views.

3 months ago

Paths get a tad confusing when crossing streams, but the views from your hiking efforts are certainly worth it!

Started our family hike on a Saturday morning @ 8:30, little traffic and it was fun to see dogs getting wet in the streams on the way up.

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