Midland School Trails

Thanks to a generous series of grants from Brett and Natalie Hodges, this spring and summer, the Trails Council has worked extremely hard to improve existing trails and develop new trails at Midland School. Thanks to the cooperation of Midland School and especially Ranch Manager Ben Munger, the Trails Council is proud to announce that the trails are now officially open — or at least they will...
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Parma Park — West

An excellent area to bring kids for their first hike. Close to the city yet a very remote feeling. There are trails leading in a variety of directions, making it possible to take a short hike or combine sections to create a 3-4 mile hike. The canyon section is covered by a beautiful oak forest. It is possible to create a 2.5 mile loop by walking along a short stretch of Mountain Drive. TRAIL...
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Toro Canyon

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance: 1 mile Elevation Gain: 300 feet to end of the top of the knoll where a small gazebo is located Difficulty: Easy Topo: Carpinteria HIGHLIGHTS Though the hike is short hike and doesn’t really head up into wild country, I can’t say enough about this little known county park. It is a great place for families to take their children for the afternoon. The setting is...
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Romero Canyon

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance: 3 miles up the trail to its intersection with Romero Road; 4 miles to the top of the trail; 1.5 miles road distance from the intersection to Romero Saddle Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet to intersection with Romero Road; 2175 feet to the top of the trail; 2,000 feet to Romero Saddle Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous Topo: Carpinteria (the trail isn’t on the...
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San Ysidro Trail

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance: 1.75 miles to the end of the canyon section; 4.5 miles to Camino Cielo    Elevation Gain: 2,970 feet   Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous depending on distance   Topo: Santa Barbara and Carpinteria    RECREATIONAL MAP SERIES: Map No. 2—Santa Barbara Front Country—Trail #8 HIGHLIGHTS Though at first the trail winds past a home and then follows a graded dirt...
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Cold Springs East Fork

TRAIL INFORMATION Distance: 0.75 mile to pools; 1.5 miles to Montecito Overlook; 3.5 miles to Montecito Peak; 4.5 miles to Camino Cielo Elevation Gain: 2,675 feet to crest Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous depending on distance Topo: Santa Barbara RECREATIONAL MAP SERIES: Map No. 2—Santa Barbara Front Country—Trail #6 HIGHLIGHTS This is absolutely my very favorite trail. Within a few yards of...
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