4 miles
Distance
182 ft
Climb
-2,811 ft
Descent
00:28:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cold Spring Trail

Cold Spring Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    year round
  • Global Ranking
    #12530 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking

Chunky througout, with areas of exposure. Easier and safer than its bigger cousin Tunnel Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cold Spring Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,629 ft
  • Altitude min
    790 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,419 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,419 ft
  • Altitude end
    790 ft
  • Grade max
    -117.913%
  • Grade min
    29.213%
  • Distance climb
    2,984 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    775 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:50
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to cold-spring-trail trailhead (34.484247, -119.638930)
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Cold Spring Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 19, 2018 @ 4:38pm
Sep 19, 2018
SBMTV Did Trail work in July and September so the trail is reopened and rideable again.
Jan 7, 2018 @ 10:05pm
Jan 7, 2018
Burned in the Thomas Fire. Closed until further notice.
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:23pm
Dec 12, 2016
SBMTV had 17 trail workers to a lot of benching and hedging to make the trail easier to ride. We also re routed the trail around gully section...
Jul 2, 2016 @ 12:36pm
Jul 2, 2016
Jan 22, 2016 @ 7:45pm
Jan 22, 2016
Trail closed between top and Montecito Peak due to a recent fire at the moment
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Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:23pm
Dec 12, 2016
Cold Spring Trail, Santa Barbara
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Apr 11, 2016 @ 2:13pm
Apr 11, 2016
| 6 comments Cold Spring Trail, Santa Barbara
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Feb 5, 2009 @ 9:03am
Feb 5, 2009
| 5 comments Cold Spring Trail, Santa Barbara
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Feb 5, 2009 @ 9:03am
Feb 5, 2009
Cold Spring Trail, Santa Barbara

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag YimmyBoy (Dec 30, 2016 at 19:10)
 What exactly is the best way to climb/get to the top of the trail?
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  • + 1
flag chachmonkey (Mar 15, 2017 at 9:16)
 I don't know if it's best, but I like to park at the base of the trail, ride over to Romero Canyon and ride up the fire road, then take Blair Witch up to Camino Cielo, and take a left on Camino Cielo to the top of Cold Spring. (This is a lot of climbing, but it's much more enjoyable than riding up Gibraltar Road.)
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