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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

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: 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!

Curt Cragg

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!

Recent Meetups

  • November 26 · 8:00 AM

    Now it's an 'Advanced Rain Hike'

    5 Happy Hikers | 5.00

    Since moisture is very likely in the forecast, I'm going to "rain check" the Bald Mountain hike and push it forward to next month. (It's a hike best done when you can... Learn more

  • November 16 · 6:00 AM

    2nd Annual Turkey Trot & Tread Challenge

    4 Happy Hikers | 1 Photo

    WHAT: The Second Annual Turkey Trot and Tread Challenge on the Franklin Trail is an awesome event designed to help fund the completion of the trail to the crest of the... Learn more

  • November 14 · 3:00 PM

    South County Sunset Hike

    5 Happy Hikers

    ***LAST SCS HIKE FOR NOVEMBER, AS I WILL BE AWAY*** Please join us for our next South County Sunset Hike. This is a conditioning-oriented meetup for people hiking at an... Learn more

  • November 7 · 3:00 PM

    South County Sunset Hike

    5 Happy Hikers

    ***NOTE 3:00PM START TIME...CLOCKS CHANGE NOV 6TH*** Please join us for our next South County Sunset Hike. This is a conditioning-oriented meetup for people hiking at an... Learn more

  • November 6 · 4:00 PM

    More Mesa Power Walk

    7 Happy Hikers

    Please join me for a casual (or semi casual, depending on your condition) walk through More Mesa. Meet at the intersection of Puente and Mockinbird. Be sure to read the... Learn more

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