Connect to nature

Connect to an Active Life. Connect to the Outdoors.




  • May 31

    Secret Summerland Hike!

    340 Toro Canyon Road Carpinteria, CA 93013

  • May 31

    Sierra Club Hike - Weekly on Friday Mornings

    SB Mission, Laguna & Los Olivos St, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Jun 15

    Hike With a Ranger at La Purisima Mission SHP

  • Jun 21

    Botanic Garden - Senior Day

    1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Join our 100 Mile Challenge!

Begin an incredible journey of accomplishment and self-discovery..

Boost your fitness: Reach amazing milestones and celebrate a healthier you!
Explore your surroundings: Discover hidden gems and new routes on your walks.
Connect with nature: Immerse yourself in the fresh air and clear your mind.
Join a supportive community: Share your progress and motivate others (and get motivated yourself!)

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This challenge is for everyone! Whether you're a seasoned walker or just starting out.

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Recent Additions to Our Trail Guide

Easy Walks. Moderate Hikes.

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

Latest News

Have Fun. Be Active.
Hiking in the Santa Ynez Mountains
April 11, 2024

Benefits of Outdoor Activities for Physical and Mental Health

Discover the enriching effects of senior outdoor activities on physical and mental health in our latest blog on the top benefits of senior outdoor activities.

Hiking on the Gaviota coast
April 4, 2024

Let’s Get Moving in April!

During April 2024, organizations across Santa Barbara County will host events to connect people to an active life and connect them to the outdoors. Lace-up your shoes and get ready to explore! We celebrate Healthy People Healthy Trails Month in April, encouraging everyone to embrace the outdoors and experience the countless benefits of walking, hiking, and exploring nature trails. Healthy People Healthy Trails Month is a call to action for individuals and families to get

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