Up river to Gibraltar reservoir. The " low road" is considered the Red Rock trail and follows the river. You will find several large swimming holes along the trail. The most popular pool "Red Rock Pools" is 1/2 mile from the trailhead and can be crowded with visitors on weekends. The more secluded pools are further upriver. Combine the low road and the high road for a pleasant seven mile loop. Portions of the trail can be hot during the summer. The trail along the river can be rocky and jarring on a mountain bike. The upper road levels out during middle section but is a workout near the trailhead and dam. Open all year. Seasonal road closure may occur due to high water level on river crossings. Portable restrooms and trash service at trailhead parking.
At a Glance
|Fees:||The parking area and day use facilities at the Red Rock Trailhead are managed by the Parks Management Company. Fee: $10 per vehicle for parking per day.|
|Open Season:||January - December|
|Operated By:||Parks Management Company for the Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: From Santa Barbara Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 10 miles East on Paradise Road to the end of the road.
River and Stream Fishing
Moderate difficulty. In Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Popular large swimming holes.