Welcome to Santa Barbara County Hikers!
My name is Curt Cragg, founder of the Santa Barbara County Hikers Meetup Group. I coordinate and lead our weekly Saturday hikes. I also coordinate volunteer trail projects on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Trails Council through our companion volunteer Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-Trail-Volunteers/.
We all benefit from free access to the extensive network of trails throughout our coastal mountains, along the Gaviota coastline, in the Santa Ynez Valley and across the spectacular Santa Barbara back country. The County’s trail system is a community resource that is at its best when it is maintained and regularly put to use.
Although we do not charge to join our Meetup group, each hike we takes reminds us that the community resource we love is also a community responsibility. There are many ways to fulfill that obligation. One way is to join the Santa Barbara County Trails Council: http://sbtrails.org/join/ Your membership supports our recreational hiking program, trail maintenance program, as well as, the planning and construction of new trails in Santa Barbara County for all users. As a new member you will also receive a local hiking trails map pack.
Thanks for joining Santa Barbara County Hikers and now come join us for a hike for run, fitness and the incredible beauty that surrounds us!
SBC Trails Council Board Member
REI In-store Instructor
SB Hikers Meetup Founder
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Come Hike with Us! Upcoming hikes posted weekly, so keep checking in and take a hike!
Vista De Las Cruces School
9467 San Julian Road, GAVIOTA, CA
Hike the Hollister Overlook Trail to the Gaviota Tower (Return via the Woodland Trail)
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00 am at the trail head
Distance and Elevation Gain...
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Because it's likely that I'll be out of town, this hike has been rescheduled from 12/30/14 to 3/31/15. Everyone: feel free to copy and post this hike if you'd like to...
8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy, CA
Save the Date. This annual fundraising hike brings together a large and diverse group of experienced and dedicated hikers from all over California for a good cause. You...
Yesterday · 5:00 PM
Trails & Ales at the Villa in Santa Barbara
Join in for the next Trails & Ales gathering. This is a great way to meet people who are interested in all aspects of nature-based recreation. All groups representing... Learn more
January 17 · 8:30 AM
Hike to Gaviota Peak
Hike the Gaviota Peak Trail
Distance and Elevation Gain: About 7 miles round trip with a steady and sometimes steep climb of about 2000'. Plan on about 3 hours.... Learn more
December 1, 2014 · 9:30 AM
Secret Summerland Urban Hike, 10 miles/1,600'
Discover the nooks and crannies of Summerland as we hike on footpaths, equestrian trails, public and private roads (with easements).
Thanks to the Land Trust of Santa... Learn more
November 29, 2014 · 8:00 AM
The last in our Hurricane Deck "marathon" series for 2014. We'll start at Nira, head down the Manzana then up Potrero to the western 1/3 section of the Deck, down to the... Learn more
November 22, 2014 · 7:30 AM
McKinley & San Rafael Peaks
The full hike will be a long one, but feel free to join us for any part of it. (Since it's along the Forest Service road, it will be almost impossible to get lost if you... Learn more
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