Santa Barbara Sierra Club Hike ListRead the disclaimer
Please read the description carefully. Do not attend a hike that is above your ability. The ratings (easy, moderate, strenuous etc.) are based on someone who already hikes in our local mountains regularly.
You may be asked not to join the hike because of the following:
- Lack of appropriate clothing/footwear.
- Lack of sufficient water. TWO LITERS is a good starting point.
- Lack of adequate gear. Please bring a backpack to carry your lunch and water.
- Lack of sufficient food if the hike may last most of the day.
The hike leader has the right to refuse letting someone join the hike for any reason.
Please be prepared for an all-day adventure.
Want to be a hike leader?
Call Tony. Look for his number among the listings below.
Sat. April 1 - FIR CANYON: Car pool to Davy Brown camp behind Figueroa Mt. Steep hike up the most beautiful canyon in the area to near the top of Figueroa Mt. Moderate 6.5 mrt. Bring lunch and water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 8:00 AM. Note the early start time! TONY 805-455-4212
Sun. April 2 - SAN YSIDRO TO THE FALLS: Hike past a favorite rock climbing location to a seasonal waterfall, then return to a pool for lunch. Moderate 5 MRT. Bring lunch and water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM. ROBERT 685-1283
Sun. April 2 - TUNNEL TRAIL TO RIDGE LINE VIEWPOINT: Hike up busy Tunnel Trail and quiet connector road to power line clearing. Option to continue up steep knife edge ridge just beyond the power lines for lunch. Beautiful views of Mission Canyon and Santa Barbara. Moderate pace 4 mrt with 1200’ gain to clearing, strenuous 0.7 mrt, 500' gain to ridge viewpoint. Rain cancels. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes. NOTE EARLY START. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 8:15 am. MURRAY 967-8770
Sat. April 8 - ROMERO CANYON - CAMINO CIELO LOOP: Hike up Romero Trail to E. Camino Cielo. Hike along fire break to the old Romero Rd for return trip. Wonderful views. Very strenuous 14 mrt. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM. CHRISTINE 963-2347
Sun. April 9 - INSECT HIKE IN ALISO CANYON: Learn about the most abundant form of life on the planet - insects - on this interpretive hike. A leisurely loop from Sage Hill campground on a marked trail alongside a stream. Easy/Moderate 3.5 mrt. Please note that location may change based upon weather conditions. Bring lunch and water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am. KENNY 692-2227
Sat. April 15 - COAL OIL POINT RESERVE: A relatively flat 4-mile hike along the beach and trail. The tour will last about 2 hours so bring your walking shoes and binoculars if you have them! Major sights in April include: Gray whale migration; breeding season of the threatened shorebird, Western Snowy Plover; Great Blue Heron rookery: also not unlikely to see many species of raptors: Red-tailed hawk, White-tailed kite, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, and more birds of prey make their home in the reserve. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM. DAVE 563-4850
Sun. April 16 - GOAT ROCK/RANGER PEAK: Climb up a hillside past Goat Rock proceeding on for lunch and magnificent views from Ranger Peak. Moderate-strenuous 7 mrt. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM. DIANE email@example.com
Sat. April 22 - EL CAPITAN CYN: Join us for a moderate 4mrt loop (600’ elevation gain/loss) for an overlook hike of El Capitan Cyn. We’ll use the trailhead just outside of the Ocean Meadows campground. We’ll head down into the canyon and take the short Selma Rubin trail to the organic gardens, then hike to the Paradise Picnic area on the eastern ridge. From there, we’ll follow the Bill Wallace trail, following it down into the next canyon. After lunch, follow old farm roads past the llama pens back to our starting point. Bring a water, a light lunch and sun protection. Meet 9am at the Bank of America parking lot, Hope & State St. If you are coming from north of Santa Barbara, you can meet us at the trailhead. Call or email for instructions. Rain cancels. GERRY 964-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. April 23 - PINE MOUNTAIN LODGE: Strenuous 13 mrt hike with 3000' elev. gain/loss - experienced hikers only. Wear hiking shoes/boots, bring lots of water, snack, lunch. There's a good chance that there will be in snow at the top, so bring a warm jacket, a hat, and gloves. Meet at Ventura carpool lot at 8:30 AM (Seaward and Harbor between Chase Bank and Carrows). If you're coming from Santa Barbara, meet at the Bank of America on State St. and Hope at 8:00 AM to arrange a carpool to the trailhead. JIM 805-479-7063/805-644-6934
Sat. April 29 - People's Climate March : 12-2pm, La Playa Stadium Santa Barbara City College.
Sun. April 30 - HELL'S HALF ACRE : Hike from Cachuma Saddle up a dirt road to interesting rock formations. About ten miles round trip. Moderately strenuous. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 8:00 AM. NOTE EARLY START TIME! DIANE email@example.com
SUNBIRD MINE: (11 mile round trip with 1000 ft elevation gain) Long moderately strenuous hike follows road and trail past Gibraltar Dam to abandoned quicksilver mine (active 1860 – 1992). River permitting, the return trip will preview our Santa Ynez Swim hike. Bring plenty of water, lunch and sun protection. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM. PAUL 886-1121
Sat. May 6 - PLAYGROUND: Explore the labyrinth of boulders forming a natural playground off West Camino Cielo. Some rock scrambling and agility required. Always a new route! Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM. ROBERT 685-1283
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Sat. May 13 - INDIAN CREEK: Long carpool to the trail head. Follow Indian Creek up a canyon and enjoy some rarely seen back country. The creek abounds with wildlife, especially frogs, two striped garter snakes, and the western pond turtle. Bring a swimsuit if you're interested in taking a dip in the creek or relaxing in the Little Caliente hot springs at the end of the hike. Moderate terrain, but long 12 mrt hike. There will be many creek crossings, and you may get wet, so bring water shoes for the crossings. Also, bring snacks and lunch and at least three liters of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am. JIM 805-479-7063/805-644-6934
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Sat. May 20 - HENDRY'S BEACH TO MORE MESA: Beach walk past Hope Ranch to More Mesa or beyond depending upon tide. Easy 7 mrt. Optional swim. Bring swim suit, old shoes, lunch, and water. Meet at Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro on maps) outside gate at 9:00 AM. DAVE 563-4850
Sun. May 21 - SAN ANTONIO CREEK: Beginning at Tuckers Grove County Park, we will walk on a creek side trail that meets up with Hwy 154. A short walk on this busy highway will link us to a return via San Antonio Creek Road. Easy, 2 mrt. Meet at the Bank of America parking lot, Hope Ave. & State St. at 9a.m. VICKI 563-4850
Sat. May 27 - CATHEDRAL PEAK LOOP II: Head up Mission Canyon trail and then branch off onto a steep and rocky primitive trail to Cathedral Peak for lunch. Spectacular views, including "Three Pools," and echoes from the Canyon. Return down west side to Jesusita trail. Strenuous 6 mrt. Some agility needed. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM. ALEJANDRO 898-1240
Sun. May 28 - SANTA YNEZ SWIM: (6 mile round trip with 400 ft elevation gain) Moderately strenuous hike follows road and trail to Gibraltar Dam, then returns along the Santa Ynez River for a picnic and swim. Bring plenty of water, lunch and sun protection. It is most convenient to hike in your swimming suit (under your hiking clothes). Wading shoes may be useful for river crossings in wet years. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am. PAUL 886-1121
Sat. June 3 - CANINE HIKE JESUSITA TRAIL TO INSPIRATION POINT: Hike through woods and meadows to a scenic view point. Moderately strenuous 7 miles RT. Well behaved dogs welcomed and encouraged; must be leashed. Bring lunch and water for you and your canine companion. Hikers without dogs welcome too. Meet at B of A parking lot at 8:00 a.m. NOTE EARLY START TIME. Hike limited to four dogs - please call to reserve your dog's place. Rain/fire cancels. Call leader if in doubt. SALLY 689-7820
Sun. June 4 - MISSION RIDGE: Hike from Tunnel Trail up to near the Rattlesnake Connector and then up a primitive trail to the top of a ridge. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM. ALEJANDRO 898-1240
The Sierra Club requires the following information to be announced on websites:
"All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, refer to it on the public website: Outings Waiver (pdf). A copy of this will be provided at the start of the hike so you do not need to print it out before you come. "