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Welcome to Santa Barbara County Hikers!
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 backcountry. The County’s trail system is a community resource 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 take 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/. Another is to volunteer for trail projects: http://sbvoluneers.org.
Your membership supports our recreational hiking program, trail maintenance program, and the planning and construction of new trails in Santa Barbara County for all users. In addition, you will receive a local hiking trail map pack as a new member.
Thanks for joining Santa Barbara County Hikers, and now join us for a hike for fun, fitness, and the incredible beauty surrounding us!
Santa Barbara County Trails Council
PS. Special thanks to Curt Cragg for founding Santa Barbara County Hikers over a decade ago.
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- Maple Canyon Trail, High Country Loop, to Red Rock Springs LoopGrass Mountain Trail head, Santa Ynez, CA
Come join us for a beautiful hike on the Midland Schools Trails system on Sunday, December 10th. Nestled in the scenic beauty of the foothills of the San Rafael mountains, we will enjoy hiking alongside creeks and mountaintops with lovely wildlife.
A 6.75 mile hike, this can be considered moderately challenging as we will rise 1,440 feet in elevation to experience amazing views. Bring plenty of water, food, sunscreen, and other essentials for the distance we will cover and weather conditions of the day. Long pants are recommended for possible poison oak near the trail.
We will meet at the Grass Mountain Trailhead off of Figueroa Mountain Road. There is a dirt parking area just across from the trailhead and large trail map where we can gather. Please arrive by 8:50am to fill out the free permit required by the Midland School and so that we may be punctual and start the hike on time.
I am so excited to share this amazing hike with you all!