From the Mission, corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Street in Santa Barbara...
Get on US 101 going southbound by taking Laguna St. to Mission St. (toward the ocean).
Turn right on Mission St.
Follow Mission St. to the freeway and take US 101 south. Drive for about 15 minutes.
Exit on Linden Ave. in Carpinteria. Turn left off the freeway and head toward the mountains.
Just beyond Canalino School, watch for Meadow View Lane, a residential street. Turn left and park at the end of the road.
If school isn't in session, you can save a quarter mile of bike path walking and continue beyond Canalino School to follow 192 west for a brief span and park at Carpinteria High School. They only allow parking at the high school when school or school events are not happening.
The trailhead is either on the bike path (there is a sign) at the end of Meadow View Lane or at the west end of the parking lot at the high school (there is another sign.)