One of my favorite trails that is in my hometown! Daytime & night time views.
Franklin Trail in Carpinteria, CA is one of my favorite trails for many reasons. One of it being that it has such a wonderful view of Carp (as you can see in the picture). You have a good view as you go up too, not just at the end. You can stop and as you catch your breath, you can take in the beautiful view as well. I love it because it takes me about 5 minutes to drive there from my house, it is A-M-A-Z-ing! Aside from that, you get such a good booty/leg workout in and you don’t even feel it (until the next day).
The trail itself is a bit difficult because majority of it is incline, but its very easy coming back down. I’ve only been to the first part of it that takes you to the fence, that is about 2 miles one way.
I would like to keep going but I always go when I have something planned afterwards so I don’t know how much longer the 2nd part is. The first part always takes me about 45 minutes roundtrip, if I’m busting my ass up, but when I go with my friends/ boyfriend, we end up talking on the way up and that always adds a few more minutes haha.
I convinced my boyfriend to go with me later in the day to catch the sunset and let me tell you it was amazing!!! The hike wasn’t hot, it was cool and fresh, less people on the trail. The only down side is that we were attacked by mosquitos. But we got good pictures !!
I had such a great time taking pictures with him!! Oh and I made him carry me 🙂
If you’d like more information on this hike or directions how to get there click here.
If you haven’t been out to this hike, make sure you go and take some pictures of the beautiful view! Tag me on Instagram, @mypursuitofhappy, if you get to go on this hike. I’d love to read all about your experience on this hike 🙂