2.1 miles
Distance
287 ft
Climb
-1,437 ft
Descent
00:18:00
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #24338 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

This is a popular Multi Use Trail (hikers, runners, cyclists) maintained by SAGE Trail Alliance (nonprofit funded by donations). This trail requires a bell to ride (provided for free at bell boxes in parking area).

This fun descending singletrack trail is less intimidating than nearby classics. 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.

Hikers are frequently encountered on this trail and occasionally horses. Please ride with a bell.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cold Spring Trail - West Fork mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,150 ft
  • Altitude min
    769 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,925 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,923 ft
  • Altitude end
    773 ft
  • Grade
    -10.3%
  • Grade max
    -73.625%
  • Grade min
    40.694%
  • Distance climb
    2,467 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    787 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:00
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:40
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Status:
on Mar 14, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
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      Cold Spring... Trail Reports

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      Mar 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Mar 14, 2021
      Really good after the rain last week. Ground is soft and not dusty. Very crowded on the weekends
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Jan 16, 2021
      loose pebbles but in good shape
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 10:07am
      Jan 12, 2021
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 7:39am
      Sep 23, 2020
      Great shape. Clear all the way down. A little loose and rutted on upper switchbacks
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 10:11pm
      Jul 30, 2020
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      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 99 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 139 rides
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