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Land Trust Treks

Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes designed to get you outdoors, explore scenic Santa Barbara County, and meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

Hike ratings vary from easy to challenging. Trek terrains include shaded woodlands, sandy beaches, neighborhood parks, and nature preserves, to name a few. Land Trust Treks take place across the county, offering hikes in Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Gaviota, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria. Each trek is co-led by Land Trust hike leaders.

The Land Trust complies with COVID19 state and county guidelines. Small group hikes are limited in size and socially distanced. Face coverings required.

Greenwell Trail

Sunday, April 25, 8:30-10:30AM

Greenwell Preserve, Summerland

Reservations required.

The Greenwell Trail connects Summerland to the Greater Montecito Trails Network. This 4+ mile moderate hike is on an exposed trail with some shade, about 300 ft. elevation. Parking available. No fees. Not appropriate for children.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

Oso Flaco Lake

Thursday, May 6, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Oso Flaco Lake, Guadalupe

Reservations required.

This easy 2-mile hike will take us across the boardwalk that spans the lake, looking for birds as we go. Wear good walking shoes, a hat, and layered clothing. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks, and a camera and binoculars if you like. Be prepared for sun and wind. Bathroom available. Ample parking, small fee. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

More Mesa

Thursday, May 20, 3:00-5:30PM

More Mesa, Santa Barbara

Reservations required.

Join us for a hike with scenic views of mountains, ocean and grasslands while learning about the history of More Mesa. This 3 mile, moderate hike is mostly flat, but has some elevation so walking poles optional. The trail is exposed in most places with a few areas of shaded woodland and eucalyptus groves, with an option to walk along the ocean bluff. No dogs. No fees. No restrooms. Ample parking.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

Solomon to Ridgetop Loop

Saturday, May 29, 9:30-11:30AM

Los Flores Ranch, Santa Maria

Reservations required.

Hike the Solomon to Ridgetop Loop with the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County in partnership with the Los Flores Ranch Park in Santa Maria. This popular, moderate-to-difficult, 4 mile trail loop takes you to magnificent views of the Solomon Hills, Sierra Madre Ridge, Guadalupe dunes and the Pacific coast. Elevation starting at 800 feet and climbing to 1200 feet. Dogs are permitted on leash. Parking and restrooms available. No fees.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

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