2 miles
Distance
287 ft
Climb
-1,437 ft
Descent
00:23:02
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

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

More Stats for Cold Spring Trail - West Fork bike 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 miles
  • Distance flat
    787 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:02
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Status:
on May 10, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to cold-spring-trail-west-fork trailhead (34.467550, -119.669020)
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      Cold Spring... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 10, 2019 @ 9:59pm
      May 10, 2019
      Recently rebuilt
      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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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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