New Trails at Baron Ranch

We are looking forward to announcing the opening of new trails at Baron Ranch in 2018. We have made great headway raising funds needed to complete this major trail addition to our community. More than ever, your help is needed to make the last leg of our fundraising campaign a success.

Baron Ranch Trail

Photo by Aanjelae Rhoads

We hope you will join other community members in supporting this once in a lifetime project. We are confident that you will achieve personal satisfaction knowing that your donation, whether small or large made a difference in creating miles of new trails across Baron Ranch and ultimately a connection to a new trail through Los Padres National Forest that extends to the ridgeline of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Your donation, added to funds from other community members, the Sierra Club, County of Santa Barbara, and UCSB Coastal Fund, will insure the $465,000 project is fully funded.

Project Components

The project will include installation of a new 65-foot diameter vehicle turnaround, a bridge, gates and fences, small kiosk, wayfinding signs, interpretive signs, trail improvements, and erosion control. Existing dirt ranch roads would be converted to multi-use trails. Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as erosion control techniques, revegetation, and living fencing such as poison oak and blackberry to control access, would be implemented to minimize potential environmental effects of all trail improvements on adjacent sensitive habitats. Vehicle and trailer parking would be provided by existing road shoulders within existing County right-of-way at the end of Calle Real and located immediately east of the Baron Ranch entrance gate.

Baron Ranch Trails on Gaviota Coast

Photo by Ron Williams

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How to Give to the Campaign

Project Budget for Construction..........................................$465,000

So far we have raised $335,000 from community members, County of Santa Barbara, Sierra Club, and UCSB Coastal Fund.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Baron Ranch Trail Fund. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift in the mail.

Donation Levels

  • Trail Enthusiast........................ $25
  • Trail Guide................................ $35
  • Trail Advocate........................... $50
  • Trail Partner.............................$100
  • Trail Builder.............................$500
  • Trail Blazer............................$1,000
  • Trail Guardian.......................$5,000

We need community support to finance this ambitious project. To donate online click the green button or download our pledge form to mail a check. 




Donations of $50 or more receive a Baron Ranch t-shirt as our thank you. Please include your choice of women's or men's style and the size when donating.

Baron Ranch Trail T-shirts

For more information call Executive Director, Mark Wilkinson, at 805.708.6173



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