CBB Hiking Group

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CBB Hiking Group 2017-07-07T10:11:43+00:00

Come Hike With Us!

Join us to explore the trails and walkways of 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 enjoy the exercise, beautiful trails & hikes in Santa Barbara, and the good company of other CBB nature lovers!

Upcoming Hikes:

“The Skies are Clear and the Rain has Stopped”

WE ARE HIKING!! CBB Hikers are heading up Rattlesnake Trail To Gibralter Road

DATE:  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

TIME:  9:00AM, at the trailhead, ready to go (hike will end about 12:30 or 1 pm)

Rating: 3 out of 5  (Uphill, but relatively short) 

RSVP: For this hike only, please RSVP to Audrie Krause at audriek@gmail.com

This trail doesn’t necessarily mean you will encounter a rattlesnake! That is just the name of the canyon. One canyon over from Tunnel Trail, this hike is also within 15 minutes of downtown. There is almost always plenty of water in the creek, and the trail is always shady, making this the most popular trail in Santa Barbara. It is also relatively easy compared to just about all the other trails in the area. It is well-maintained, gentle, and there are no mountain bikes allowed, and approx. 3 miles one-way up to Gilbralter Rd.

The trailhead is adjacent to Skofield park and is marked by a very large sign just behind the rock wall on the road.  Several of us will meet ahead of schedule, and shuttle two (possibly more if needed) cars up to Gilbralter Road, so that we have enough vehicles to return everyone back to the trailhead at Skofield Park.

Right away you are creekside, and after crossing the creek you climb up to a fire road. Following the fire road you return to the creek and cross again. The trail stays near to the creek, but not in it, and gently climbs to a meadow. Just above the meadow is a junction. To the left is the Connector which connects Rattlesnake Trail with Tunnel Trail, and on up to East Camino Cielo.  However, for less of an effort, we will take the other fork in the road and follow the steep switchbacks up a half mile to Gibraltar Road near where the rock climbers practice and the hang gliders take off.

BRING:  hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, 2 qrts of water, snack/lunch and something little to share, camera, binos, and your most wonderful self, for a beautiful and classic SB Hike!

*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.