CBB’s Hiking Group is open to everyone! We primarily explore the trails and walkways in the Santa Barbara foothills, Santa Ynez Mountains, and local beaches. Most hikes are moderate in altitude gain and difficulty, requiring adequate health and physical ability.* However, we choose hikes that offer a range in level of difficulty and length so that a majority of those interested will be able to participate.
Proper clothing includes layers for wind and cold, footwear appropriate for uneven surfaces, rocks, and dirt trails (eg., tennis shoes w/ vibram soles, light hiking boots), hat, sunblock, small daypack with water – (suggested 2 liters), snack, etc.
Come join us in enjoying the exercise, beautiful trails & hikes in Santa Barbara, and the opportunity to meet other CBB nature lovers!
Click on the links below to read about each hike, including directions for parking and group meeting location.
- San Ysidro Trail (Sunday, June 4, 9:30am-1:30pm)
- Ellwood Butterfly Reserve – Bluff and Beach (Saturday, June 10, 4-6pm)
*Please note: You will be asked to sign a waiver at the beginning of each hike declaring that you:
- understand the physical demands for the present hike; and
- that you declare yourself healthy and able to “complete” the designated hiking trail.
Hikers are to assume they will complete the entire hike with the group, unless an emergency or other unanticipated event necessitates an early return. No one will be left alone or unaccompanied on the hike. The hiking leaders reserve the right to deny participation if anyone appears to unprepared, unfit, ill, or sufficiently physically challenged to pose a significant risk for harm, or an inability to complete the hike as planned; however, CBB and the group leaders assume no legal liabililty for participants for any injuries or harm incurred during or as a result of participation in a CBB Hiking Group hike. Please use good sense in deciding the appropriateness of each hike for you.