Connect to nature

Connect to an Active Life. Connect to the Outdoors.


The Healthy People Healthy Trails Sponsors

Meet the organizations that make it all happen.
Sansum Clinic
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara County Trails Council
Santa Barbara County Trails Council
Healthy Lompoc Coalition
Healthy Lompoc Coalition
Santa Barbara Park & Recreation
Santa Barbara Park & Recreation
CenCal Health
CenCal Health
Santa Barbara County Public Health
Santa Barbara County Public Health

Recent Additions to Our Trail Guide

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County Supervisors
April 16, 2023

Healthy People Healthy Trails Recognized by BOS

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution declaring April to be Healthy People Healthy Trails Month. County Public Health and County Parks sponsored the resolution. Mark Wilkinson, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Trails Council, thanked the Board for their support and acknowledged the Healthy People Healthy Trails steering committee members and the organizations in Santa Barbara County that make promoting outdoor activities in a natural

Celebrate the great outdoors
April 5, 2023

April is a Month to Celebrate

April 2023 has been designated the inaugural Healthy People Healthy Trails Month in Santa Barbara County by a network of organizations that will host some 40 events to encourage greater use, awareness and stewardship of the abundant local parks and trail systems under the campaign: Let’s Get Moving! Activities throughout the month, like guided hikes and educational gatherings, are geared toward promoting greater access and enjoyment of trails, parks and open spaces as key tools

Trails + Art Article in Montecito Journal
July 1, 2021

Trails + Art Exhibit in Montecito Journal

In her June 24th, 2021 article, author Joanne Calitri, captures the spirit of the collaboration between the artists who created art from vistas looking over a dozen trails and the organizations that came together to make a new exposition at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature happen. The exhibit is titled Art from the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County, which celebrates outdoor treasures here on the Central Coast. The exhibition is open now

Healthy People Article
July 30, 2020

Active Aging | Taking Seniors Into Nature

For older adults, experts suggest 30 minutes of activity on most days. Such activity is known to extend lifespans, reduce the risk of falls, improve balance and agility, prevent osteoporosis and muscle loss, and delay the onset of cognitive decline. Evidence suggests that when activity is done outdoors, nature enhances the health benefits. Connect to an active life. Connect to the outdoors. To learn more read the full article.

Family Outing
June 25, 2020

Summer Fun Challenge

You are invited to join the “Summer Fun Challenge” to be active outdoors! Fresh air, sunshine, and being physically active is good for your body and your mind. Receive a bandana (while supply lasts) when you take our pledge and earn chances for prizes each time you send in your activity records. There is a weekly drawing for a $25 gift certificate for those who track and post the amount of time they walk in