Hike the Cold Springs Loop Trail

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Distance

1.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

682 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

This beautiful trail in the Santa Ynez Mountains showcases magnificent views of Santa Barbara and the pacific ocean.

This trail is a 1.8 mile loop that is ideal for families or anyone looking for a short but spectacular hike. Begin at the trailhead where Cold Spring Creek crosses Mountain Drive. Follow the trail with a wooden sign--not the one with a rusty sign. Stay right at every fork. There will be a couple creeks to cross, but these are normally quite mild. If you know there has been a lot of rain lately then be prepared for the water to be a little higher and bring appropriate footwear. The bonus of hiking after rains is seeing the waterfalls along the trail!

Photo: Amber & Eric Davila, Gregor Grunz, Lorie Rielly

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Distance

1.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

682 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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