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Red Rocks Trail – Santa Ynez Mountains, California

Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California

Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California

Location: Los Padres National Forest in the Santa Ynez Mountains north of Santa Barbara

Trail Length: 5.4 miles, out and back

Elevation Gain: Less than 150 feet

AllTrails.com: Red Rocks Trail

Notable Features: Mostly flat trail that winds through some forest and meadow, several swimming holes to cool off, trail eventually reaches Gibraltar Dam

  • Horned toad on the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California
  • Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California
  • Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California
  • Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California
  • Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California
  • Swimming hole off the Red Rocks Trail north of Santa Barbara, California

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Red Rocks Trail