Island View Trail Race Takes Off Running

In the early morning hours of September 11th over 100 runners made their final preparations for the Island View Trail Race. Both the 4-mile and 10-mile race began at 7:30am from the parking lot at Carpinteria High School. After the shotgun start the runners gradually spread apart as they sped past the narrow gateway to the Franklin Trail. We did not have to wait long for Carpinteria's Victor...
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Phase III Franklin Trail Collaboration

Planning for Phase III began when the Santa Barbara County Trails Council (Trails Council) was asked by community organizations to manage the project because of the Trails Council's experience working with the U.S Forest Service on a similar project in the Los Padres National Forest above the Baron Ranch. In March of 2015 we organized a kick-off meeting with project stakeholders and made plans...
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1973: Proposed Coastal Trail System

In 1973 a report was published and distributed by Trails Council in partnership with over 25 organizations and agencies. The report set goals that over 40 years later we are still working diligently to achieve. The good news is two-fold.  The interest in and popularity of Mission to Mission hiking in Santa Barbara County has increased dramatically in recent years. We are also just a few years...
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Sierra Club Donates $10,000

A special shout out to all who attended last Wednesday’s Trails & Ales event in honor of the Santa Barbara Sierra Club Group’s donation to the Franklin Trail Fund. An extra big thank you to Sierra Club for the donation. The Trail Project Adding on to the lower trail segments, Phase III of the Franklin Trail will reopen a previously inaccessible trail segment, consisting primarily of...
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Trails, Ales, and Photography

Live Music and Happy Hour at Carpinteria Arts Center Please join the Santa Barbara County Trails Council and the Friends of Franklin Trail in a toast to the winners of the 93013 Photo Contest on October 17th, 2015 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Carpinteria Arts Center for an awards ceremony and fundraiser for Phase III of the Franklin Trail. Over a dozen award winning photographers will be...
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