Mackie Mountain

Conserved for




Now surrounded by Vandenberg Village homes, Mackie Mountain’s 17 acres of open space are conserved forever under an easement held by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Also known as Muffin Hill, Mackie Mountain Preserve protects regionally unique Burton Mesa Chaparral vegetation with easy walking trails. From the top of Mackie Mountain, enjoy the panoramic view of the Lompoc Valley and the nearby 5,000 acre Burton Mesa Chaparral Preserve owned by the State of California. 

Visiting Mackie Mountain

  • Trail difficulty: easy
  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Park near one of the four access trails on Galaxy Way in Vandenberg Village
  • Accessibility: Public Access, Hiking, Trail Running, Leashed Dogs, Views
  • AllTrails link


Help shape our county’s future.

Iconic views, locally grown food, fresh water, clean air, recreation access, thriving wildlife habitat—it’s all here in Santa Barbara County and when you give to the Land Trust, you invest in the protection of the places you love.