Red Rock

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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

Current Conditions: No vehicle Access. Road is temporarily closed at the First Crossing due to high water levels

General Information

Directions: From Santa Barbara Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 10 miles East on Paradise Road to the end of the road.



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Day Hiking


Moderate difficulty. In Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Popular large swimming holes.

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