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Franklin Trail – Carpinteria

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

At over 100 years old, the Franklin Trail is one of the oldest trails in Carpinteria. It closed back in the 1970s because ranchers worried people could carry avocado root rot to their crops. Through much work among government agencies, the Santa Barbara Land Trust and volunteers, most of the trail has recently re-opened

Our hike begins in an urban setting at Carpinteria High School with a steady climb up Franklin Canyon. After a couple miles and 850 ft up we arrive at a prime spot with spectacular vistas of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and the Channel Islands. Then its three more miles of hiking fire roads, ranch roads, with the trail moving up-and-down into wild areas and delivering us into the Los Padres National Forest at 1,703 feet. We return the same way we came up. Round trip is about 10 miles with 2,000 ft total ascent.

Here are some photos from the trail. Click on pic to enlarge

  • GREEN LED LIGHT: The green LED is great for getting in and out in the dark without spooking game. The headlamp style light allows your hands to be free to carry other gear and makes climbing into your stand safer without having to hold a light while climbing.
  • 3 LIGHTING MODES: This headlamp has adjustable brightness function(High/ Low/ Strobe). If you hold the button in, it will cycle through different brightness modes whenever you need the different brightness.
  • ZOOMABLE: With adjustable focus, you can adjust the headlight for different usage, adjust the light for close flooding range to ultra-powerful precise beam. You can also push the light in different directions.
  • ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND: We have adjustable headband on headlight, you can adjust it to fit your head size. Thus you can wear it all night long without any discomfort.
  • WATER RESISTANT: Waterproof Design. You don't need to worry about the rainy day, just enjoy your hunting nights. (But Not get into the water directly)


Post-hike lunch

Padaro Beach Grill
3765 Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Click here for directions from trail head

Padaro Beach Grill

Directions to Trail Head

Drive to Carpinteria High School and park in the west parking lot. Trail head is right there.

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August 25
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Carpinteria High School
4810 Foothill Rd
Carpinteria, CA 93013 US
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