2 miles
337 ft
-1,484 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

This fun descending singletrack trail is less intimidating than nearby classics such as the Romero singletrack. It can easily be linked up with several other good trails at the intersection with Cold Spring Trail. Immediately after crossing the creek, turn left to begin climbing Cold Spring Trail to the Edison Catway, or turn right and ride downhill to E. Mountain Dr.

Although the trail is less technical than other nearby trails, there are some steep dropoffs and metal pipes that you ride over once you are riding parallel to the creek. Riders who have never ridden this trail should use extra caution on the lower half.

To reach the trailhead, ride Gibralter Road up to the flat switch-back to the "No Shooting" signs. The trail sign is roughly 100 yards down the trail. Follow the singletrack straight off the end of the switchback, not the fire road that goes right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cold Spring Trail - West Fork mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,146 ft
  • Altitude min
    771 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,925 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,923 ft
  • Altitude end
    777 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,522 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    806 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 15, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cold-spring-trail-west-fork trailhead (34.467550, -119.669020)
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Cold Spring... Trail Reports

Jan 15, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Jan 15, 2018
This trail is closed for the foreseeable future. For details,...
Dec 26, 2017 @ 6:10pm
Dec 26, 2017
Don't know why this isn't closed from the Thomas fire but it should be! Do not bother, as its a hike-a-bike as soon as you're near the canyon...
Jul 24, 2017 @ 8:53pm
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 @ 8:52pm
Jul 24, 2017
recently weedwacked
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