Socal - Santa Barbara County - Santa Barbara NickNames: #ColdSpringsTrail
From Highway 101 get off at Salinas Drive and head toward the mountains(NW). Take Salinas and turn right on Sycamore, left on Stanwood, right on El Cielito, left on Mountain, and right on Gibraltar road. Take Gibraltar up about 8-10 miles to the mountain ridgeline and turn right on E. Camino Cielo. Take this another 4 miles or so and look on your right for the metal trailhead sign, get on your bike and begin your amazing descent.
To loop this trail I suggest accessing as you would for Romero Canyon...Exit Highway 101 on Sheffield Drive. Take Sheffield about 1.5 miles to East Valley Road and turn left. Turn right immediately on Romero Canyon Road and take it for 1.5 miles. Then turn right on Bella Vista Drive and follow it for .3 miles to the red trailhead gate. From here climb up to E. Camino Cielo(road at the top) and take it over to the top of Cold Springs.
Submitted by Dusty Bottoms