Explore the most popular trails near Carpinteria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



Carpinteria, California Map
2 months ago

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!

7 months ago

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!

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.

11 months ago

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

This Trail is a lot of fun

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.

11 months ago

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A nice trail. Heavy traffic. Joggers, walkers, bikers, dogs on and off leashes. Some of the tar is still fresh. Avoid stepping in it or you may have a gooey mess on the bottom of your shoes. Also, at one point the trail crosses the RR tracks. Always listen for train whistles. Great views of the ocean. Some sections of the beach are closed due to harbor seal sancuaries.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Hard but worth the challenge and accomplishment

Friday, 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.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Beautiful views

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Got to experience this beautiful beach and hiking trail while staying in Santa Barbara for some training in 2012.

It was my first time in CA, and I would love nothing more than to go back. I only had time to hike a portion of the full trail.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

we loved it. starts by the high school now. all newly done. very nice

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Plenty of sea sells :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nice short nature trail for a walk or run in the Carpinteria city limits. Can be combined with beach day. It's better to enter on Ash St. There is plenty of parking near the beach.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Person above is crazy as they will never enforce that as I have walked on/around that area for 30 years without issue... also that is not really the start of the trail head ;-) start of salt marsh is on Ash Street near downtown/beach.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Didn't get a chance to get on this trail because the trailhead as its marked here is on private property. The road to get to it (sandycove) has big signs out front saying that it's all private property and trespassers will be prosecuted etc. So if you go to do this just beware of that if that matters to you.

on Franklin Trail

12 days ago

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