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
For detailed description see https://www.hikingwithdean.com/event/franklin-trail-carpinteria/
Post-hike lunch is at Padaro Beach Grill at 3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria. http://padarobeachgrill.com
Drive to Carpinteria High School and park in the west parking lot. Trail head is right there.
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