Yo donglers! Went to Red Rocks out in the Los Padres National Forest above Santa Barbara. The road out to Red Rocks has been closed for over a year and it FINALLY opened earlier this spring. This spot is always super sick. There are a few deep spots along the Santa Ynez river which winds its way out of the Santa Ynez mountains. A few of those deep spots have high cliffs, Red Rocks is the most famous.
Any weekend in the summer you will see a hundred or more people chillaxin, blazing the chron-chron and pounding brewdogs at Red Rocks. So if you are trying to take your girlfriend out for a skinny dip deep-dickin, this is not the place. Because of all the party people you can imagine how trashed the place gets. The trail to the swimmin hole is really short so bring some trashbags and clear out some bottles and cans. Even though the trash isn’t yours, you should feel obligated to clean up. The Earth is our home, not our trashcan.
Okay, sorry for being preachy. Directions are as follows:
Take Hwy 101 from LA and exit 154 to Lake Cachuma. Follow the road up the hill and over the San Marcos pass. Turn right on Paradise road and drive to the Red Rocks TRAILHEAD not Red Rocks Campground. There are cliffs to jump at the campground but they don’t go up to 88 feet. From the parking lot take the heavily used trail to the swimmin hole. Crack one open and dive in. You will need a Forest Adventure Pass but if you tell the people working the gate that your friends have an extra car pass waiting for you at the trailhead then you can park for free. Be cool, be safe and CLEAN UP YOUR FUCKING TRASH!