An incredibly beautiful out-and-back trail.This is a “must do” hike in this area. It’s a moderate hike of about 6.5 miles, 3.25 miles each way, and takes about 3 hours.
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There is a 1200 ft elevation gain, so it’s a good workout!
Features: running creek with numerous small cascades, 80 ft waterfall, beautiful wooded environment with shaded trails.
There aren’t many shady hikes in the Los Angeles area, so it’s valuable to know where any of them are.
There’s a great short hike in the Pacific Palisades in Santa Ynez Canyon where the trails are covered by wonderful shade trees.
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Cold Spring Trail is an incredibly beautiful loop trail in the Santa Barbara/Montecito foothills. This is a “must do” hike in this area.
It’s an easy to moderate hike of about 2 miles, and takes about 2 hours.
Features: running creek, small waterfall, ocean views, shaded trails.
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