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COLD SPRINGS RIDGE LOOP To MONTECITO OVERLOOK
No Hike if Raining
[Hikers on March 24]
Meet at 8.30 am on Friday.
Shaded route to the Edison Catway and Montecito Overlook with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. Back down the gradual trail that is also well shaded. Hiking Distance: About 4 miles round trip. Elevation gain: 1200 feet. Hiking time 2 to 2.5 hours (go at your pace). Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous. DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Cold Springs trailhead on E Mountain Dr just east of the stream crossing. There is ample street parking on weekdays. From either direction on Fwy 101, exit at Olive Mill Road and turn toward the mountains. Continue up Olive Mill Rd 1.0 mile, crossing East Valley Rd where name changes to Hot Springs Rd. After another 1.0 mile turn left on East Mountain Drive. Go 1.1 miles to trailhead on the right, just before the creek crossing. (You’ll probably see cars & hikers when you first turn onto East Mountain Drive. That is another trailhead. (Hot Springs), Do not stop. Continue 1.1 miles to the Cold Springs trail head.
Hike Leader: Thomas Lee
Hope to see you there!
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