Montecito Hot Springs Hike

Fun, leisurely 3-mile hike in the partial shade in the Hot Spring Creek watershed. Discuss how the artesian springs effect steelhead trout found downstream in Montecito Creek.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 10 a.m.

Where: E. Mountain Dr. and Riven Rock Rd., Montecito.

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Trail Event


Hike will last about 3 hours often stopping looking or sitting while sharing the remarkable history of what was once known as "Santa Barbara White Sulfur Springs". Bring plenty of water and perhaps a sack lunch. Spend as much or little time in the drainage as you desire. The trail is a moderate walk with gradual elevation gain (separate by dirt road is steep at times).

Directions to the trailhead: East Mountain Dr & Riven Rock Rd (Montecito, CA 93108) From U.S. 101 in Montecito, just down the coast from Santa Barbara, exit on Hot Springs Road, and continue three miles from U.S. 101 on Hot Springs Road until intersection of East Mountain Drive. Turn left and proceed a quarter of a mile to the trailhead, which is on the right side of the road and is marked by a Montecito Trails Foundation sign. This is right before the bridge for Hot Springs Creek. Park in a safe manner alongside the road.

Friends of Montecito Hot Springs has spent three years researching the history of the springs and enjoys sharing information amongst the setting of nature.

Phone: 805-259-6238

Event posted Oct. 11, 2012
Last updated Oct. 16, 2012


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