Government Agencies

130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117
In August 2012, Trails Council and the City of Goleta agreed to a memo of undrstanding for the design, engineering and permitting of the Coastal Trails and Restoration Project in the Ellwood Open Space/Sperling Preserve area. The Ellwood Mesa Coastal Trails and Habitat Restoration Project will improve approximately 2.1 miles of the CA Coastal Trail and historic De Anza Trail. The project includes improvements to the trails, gully and creek crossings, two beach access points and habitat restoration along the trail corridors and coastal blufftop. Funds for the initial study and environmental review were provided by a $100,000 grant from the CA Coastal Conservancy and a $50,000 grant from the Goleta Valley Land Trust. It is anticipated that the permitting phase will be completed in the Spring of 2014.
620 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Trails Council works with the City of Santa Barbara to maintain trails. Explore Santa Barbara’s urban trails and walking paths. Meander through beautiful parks, along coastal bluffs, or enjoy our beautiful beaches.
570 W. Ave. 26, Suite 175 Los Angeles, CA 90065
The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program extends and expands the benefits of the National Park Service throughout the nation. We help connect all Americans to their parks, trails, rivers, and other special places.
10 Refugio State Beach Road, Goleta, CA 93117
The Trails Council is partnering with the Channel Coast District, Santa Barbara Sector (El Capitan, Refugio and Gaviota State Parks) on efforts to rebuild trails at Gaviota State Park.
6755 Hollister Ave., Suite 150, Goleta, CA 93117
The Trails Council is working with the U. S. Forest Service to build a 3.5 mile long trail segment from the top of the Baron Ranch Trail to Camino Cielo.
610 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Parks Division

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department - Parks Division has a long standing history of providing outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities.  We are proud to offer the full range of activities with our day use parks, beaches, pools, group areas, trails, on & off leash dog parks, open spaces, campgrounds and our largest facility Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. The County of Santa Barbara park system has 24 day use parks, 2 camping parks, 45 open spaces and 12 beach areas for a grand total of 8,595 acres. Santa Barbara County Trail System
Santa Barbara County Open Spaces & Preserves

County Riding & Hiking Trails Advisory Committee

The County Riding and Hiking Trails Advisory Committee (CRAHTAC) was established by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors in an advisory capacity to review programs, policies and procedures affecting county recreational riding and hiking trails and their use. Committee members are concerned with the location, development and maintenance of the recreational trails system countywide, to provide public access and links to the Los Padres National Forest, parks, beaches, and other public recreation areas. The committee is comprised of a maximum four members from each of the five Supervisorial Districts, and serve at the pleasure of the appointing Supervisor. CRAHTAC meets regularly on a bi-monthly schedule.
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