Events Calendar

Welcome to the Healthy People Healthy Trails Calendar of Events. Please check back with us each month to learn more about hikes and walks in our community that promote an active lifestyle. Read each description carefully and visit the sponsors web site for more information. Most events are free, but some have a fee or request a donation. The level of difficulty for each event varies. Check with the event leader if the level of difficulty is not clearly stated or if you have questions about the event.


August 2 – Sierra Club Hike – Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.

Strenuous conditioning hike. Fast paced. For experienced hikers.

August 4 – Sierra Club Social Hike – Friday, 6:15 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.                      

Moderate hiking. Bring water. 1-2 hours round trip.

August 5 – Carpinteria Salt Marsh Park – Saturdays, 10 AM – Sandyland and Ash Avenue, Carpinteria

Free docent lead tours every Saturday (rain cancels). Meet at main entrance. Contact 684-8077;  carp_parks@nullyahoo.com

August 5 – Happy Feet Walking Club – Saturday, 9-10 AM, La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Road, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Housing Authority at Villa Santa Fe, 965-1071.

August 5 – Santa Barbara Trails Council Meetup Group – Fitness Hikes, Saturdays 9:00 AM                       Hike details are posted and sent to members a week ahead. Hikes end by noon or 1:00 pm. Visit the “meet-up” site to join and see a list of events. https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-County-Hikers/events/239244010/

August 6 – Sierra Club Sunday Hike   – Meet 9AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave.

THREE POOLS BEYOND SEVEN FALLS: Difficult but short 5 mile RT. Primitive trail, some rock climbing. Bring swimsuit. Bring lunch and water. Contact: ALEJANDRO 898-1240

August 9 – Sierra Club Hike – Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.

Strenuous conditioning hike. Fast paced. For experienced hikers.

August 11 – Friday Bird Walk – 8:30-10:30 AM     Usually 2nd and 4th Friday each month.

At LAKE LOS CARNEROS, GOLETA. A fun and casual 2 hour walk for beginners or experienced. Free. Check website for location directions or call Jack at 566-2191. http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/

August 11 – Sierra Club Social Hike – Friday 6:15 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.                      

Moderate hiking. Bring water. 1-2 hours round trip.

August 12 – Santa Barbara Trails Council Meetup Group – Fitness Hikes, Saturdays 9:00 AM                       Hike details are posted and sent to members a week ahead. Hikes end by noon or 1:00 pm. Visit the “meet-up” site to join and see a list of events. https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-County-Hikers/events/239244010/

August 12 – Carpinteria Salt Marsh Park – Saturdays, 10 AM – Sandyland and Ash Avenue, Carpinteria

Free docent lead tours every Saturday (rain cancels). Meet at main entrance. Contact 684-8077;  carp_parks@nullyahoo.com

August 12 – Sierra Club Saturday Hike   – Meet at 9 AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave.

POLO CLUB – RESERVOIR TRAIL LOOP: 4 mile RT easy to moderate hike to the Summerland Reservoir. Mostly flat, but some steep sections. We’ll start from the Toro Cyn Creek trailhead on Via Real near the intersection of Toro Cyn Rd. We’ll pick up the Edison Trail back of Summerland and connect with the Reservoir Trail to the reservoir for lunch. Return via the Reservoir and Polo Club trails. Contact: GERRY 964-5411

August 13 – Sierra Club Sunday Hike   – Meet 9 AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. TRESPASS TRAIL/GAVIOTA HOT SPRINGS: Easy to Moderate Hike from Gaviota Peak/Hot Springs trail head along a little-used loop trail. About 4 mile RT with side trip to Gaviota Hot Springs. Elevation gain about 700 feet. Bring swim suit for hot springs. Also water and snack or light lunch..

August 16 – Sierra Club Hike – Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.

Strenuous conditioning hike. Fast paced. For experienced hikers.

August 18 – Sierra Club Social Hike – Friday 6:15 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.                      

Moderate hiking. Bring water. 1-2 hours round trip.

August 19 – Carpinteria Salt Marsh Park – Saturdays, 10 AM – Sandyland and Ash Avenue, Carpinteria

Free docent lead tours every Saturday (rain cancels). Meet at main entrance. Contact 684-8077;  carp_parks@nullyahoo.com

August 19 – Happy Feet Walking Club – Saturday, 9-10 AM, La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Road, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Housing Authority at Villa Santa Fe, 965-1071.

August 19 – Sierra Club Saturday Hike   – Meet 9 AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. FRANKLIN TRAIL: Moderately strenuous 10.4 miles RT hike with an elevation gain of 1700′. This trail offers great views of the Channel Islands and the coastline. Moderate pace, about 2 miles an hour. Lunch stop at the turnaround point. This is a long hike and good physical conditioning is recommended. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Wear hiking shoes/boots, bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks, and personal first aid. Rain cancels. Those coming from the south can meet us at Carpinteria High School at 9:30. KRISTI email: sbhikergirl@nullcox.net.

August 20 – Sierra Club Sunday Hike – Meet 9 AM behind B of a on upper State St. at Hope Ave.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR HIKE INFORMATION. Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Hikes

August 23 – Sierra Club Hike – Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.

Strenuous conditioning hike. Fast paced. For experienced hikers.

August 25 – Friday Bird Walk – 8:30-10:30 AM     Usually 2nd and 4th Friday each month.

At CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH NATURE PARK. A fun and casual 2 hour walk for beginning birds or experienced. Free. Check website for location directions or call Jack at 566-2191. http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/

August 25 – Sierra Club Social Hike – Friday 6:15 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.                      

Moderate hiking. Bring water. 1-2 hours round trip.

August 26 – Carpinteria Salt Marsh Park – Saturdays, 10 AM – Sandyland and Ash Avenue, Carpinteria

Free docent lead tours every Saturday (rain cancels). Meet at main entrance. Contact 684-8077;  carp_parks@nullyahoo.com

August 26 – Sierra Club Saturday Hike   – Meet 9 AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. SNYDER TRAIL: Moderate 6.5 mile RT. Hike up Paradise Road to the remains of Knapp’s Castle. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains while eating lunch. Bring lunch and water. Contact: ALEJANDRO 898-1240.

August 26 – Santa Barbara Trails Council Meetup Group – Fitness Hikes, Saturdays 9:00 AM                       Hike details are posted and sent to members a week ahead. Hikes end by noon or 1:00 pm. Visit the “meet-up” site to join and see a list of events. https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-County-Hikers/events/239244010/

August 27 – Sierra Club Sunday Hike   – Meet 8:30 AM behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. PIEDRA BLANCA: Strenuous 8 mile RT hike across the Sespe and up Piedra Blanca Creek, then some rock and boulder scrambling to our favorite swimming hole. Much of the hike will be in the creek bed, so expect to get wet. Bring at least 3 liters of water, plus electrolytes. Also bring lunch, snacks, hat, swimsuit, hiking shoes, and sandals for water crossings. Please do not come on this hike if you’re not comfortable hiking in the heat or in a creek. From Ventura, meet at 9 a.m. at Ventura carpool lot (Seaward and Harbor between Chase Bank and Carrows Contact. JIM 479-7063/644-6934

August 30 – Sierra Club Hike – Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Meet at the SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St.

Strenuous conditioning hike. Fast paced. For experienced hikers.