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Cold Spring Trail - South

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 4.1 (7)

An iconic Santa Barbara trail with plenty of rocks to keep you on your toes while you descend!


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

Singletrack

3,416' 1,041 m

High

797' 243 m

Low

4' 1 m

Up

2,623' 799 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Cold Springs is one of the most iconic trails in Santa Barbara. After a fast and flowy start at the top, it quickly gets into long and tricky rock sections. While never very steep or exposed, picking a good line and keeping your flow is essential to making it through the rocks unscathed! This south-side section of the trail takes you from Camino Cielo all the way down to the trailhead, over four miles below.

Hikers are plentiful along this trail. Exercise caution and use bells!

Contacts

Shared By:

Bela Bauer with improvements by Greg Healy and 1 other

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  4.1 from 7 votes

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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#524

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#8,211

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Apr 18, 2020
Scott Shiffman
Beautiful day, overcast, crowded at the bottom. 9.5mi — 1h 30m
Mar 30, 2019
James M
Loose &rocky. Vertical exposure for some sections. Overgrown in a lot of areas, and lots of unmarked junctions.
Jan 27, 2019
Eric Chambers