The Santa Barbara County Hikers Meetup Group was founded to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
Our intention is to allow you to hike at whatever pace works best for you, however we have sometimes been accused of having "fast paced" hikes. Please keep that in mind and read the hike descriptions carefully, (particularly the overall distance and elevation gain). Most of our hikes in Santa Barbara County head uphill fast, so consider your personal conditioning level and experience.
Saturday is our regular hiking day. Hikes start at 9:00 am and we try and end by noon or 1:00 pm at the latest. The hike details are generally posted and sent out to our members a week ahead of the hike. We also promote local hiking events, classes and volunteer trail projects on our site as they arise.
We are sponsored and supported by the Santa Barbara Trails Council (SBTC) and we strongly encourage you to join SBTC todayhttp://sbtrails.org/.Your membership fees support recreational hiking programs along with the acquisition, development and maintenance of trails in Santa Barbara County for all users.
Join us and hike for fun, fitness and the incredible beauty that surrounds us!