Connect to nature

Connect to an Active Life. Connect to the Outdoors.




  • Mar 24

    Friday Bird Walk: UCSB Campus Lagoon

    5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, , 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117

  • Mar 25

    Montecito to Carpinteria - CMT Stage 15-2 Hike

    1260 Channel Islands Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, , 1260 Channel Islands Drive, Santa Barbara, CA


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

Easy Walks. Moderate Hikes.

Latest News

Have Fun. Be Active.
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

National ParkRx Day
April 24, 2020

National ParkRx Day 2020

April 25th is National ParkRx Day. This annual event promotes the growing movement of doctors prescribing outdoor activity in parks and nature to their patients to improve health. Additionally, National ParkRx Day encourages everyone to recognize that physical activity, even walking throughout our own city’s parks and trails, is an important part of being healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities, the Healthy People Healthy Trails initiative is committed to helping you

Burton Mesa Loop Trail South
January 27, 2020

Health & Wellness 2020 | Santa Maria Sun

A well-written article about the Healthy People Healthy Trails​ initiative in Santa Barbara County was posted on January 22nd, 2020, in the Santa Maria Sun. Author Zac Ezzone did a great job capturing the essence of a program designed promote the value of linking the healthcare and recreation communities to make it easy for physicians to prescribe outdoor activity for children and adults, for families to find fun places to walk in nature, and encourage all to