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    Cold Springs Trail

    Gould Park, California
    Distance7.2mi
    Elevation Gain6,683ft
    Trailhead Elevation747ft
    Top3,426ft
    Elevation Min/Max747/3426ft
    Elevation Start/End747/747ft

    Cold Springs Trail

    Cold Springs Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Gould Park. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 747 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,683 feet. Along the trail there is a water tank. This trail connects with the following: West Fork, Cold Springs Trail.

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    Olympic View, WA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    3/30/2011
    Nice hike. Although the guide says 3.5 miles round trip, I would rate it as arduous near the end and feeling like a bit more. The directions from the guide were spot on. Based on the number of people on the trail it is apparentley quite popular. Most in running shorts and sneakers despite the scramble at the end. Well worth the trip!
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    11/29/2009
    This trail was nice, there was an area where we had to cross a small river but it was really easy since the water was low. The hike to the top was nice, especially on a clear day. The view of Santa Barbara/Montecito at the vista was pretty. A nice hike, good distance, good workout. Not too difficult.
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    London
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    1/22/2007
    Beautiful hike. We had planned on going all the way to the peak, but stopped halfway up the climb to the top, where there was a clearing with a great view (and a perfect climbing tree to hang out on for a while). Decided the view couldn't possibly get any better and called it a day.
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    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    10/30/2006
    The directions were excellent. I loved this trail. I took my kids back the next day and went on an adventure through the creek and waterfalls. One of the best I have been on and I just came upon it by looking at trails.com. Great first experience with the site.
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    Cold Springs Trail Professional Guides

    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    "This creekside hike climbs up the east side of Cold Spring Canyon alongside a number of cascades, waterfalls, and swimming holes before traversing up the canyon and emerging atop the canyon ridge to sweeping views from the Montecito Overlook." Read more
    "This moderately strenuous ascent along the West Fork of Cold Spring Creek leads through lush riparian trail and then climbs rather steeply through the bare and fire-scarred slopes of Hill 2317 to Gibraltar Road." Read more

    Trail Information

    Gould Park
    Nearby City
    Gould Park
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    USDA Forest Service, Los Padres National Park; (805) 967-3481; Montecito Trails Foundation; (805) 568-0833
    Local Contacts
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