Walk Santa Barbara Guide Book

by Cheri Rae & John McKinney (The Trailmaster)
Walk Santa Barbara  by Cheri Rae & John McKinney

216pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0934161259

Award-winning authors and longtime Santa Barbarans Cheri Rae and John McKinney share their inside tips on experiencing the picturesque city and the lovely landscapes surrounding it with the area’s very best walks and nature hikes. Stroll the city paseos, explore the Botanic Garden, the one-of-a-kind shops and historic Old Town. Walk the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. Amble along the palm-lined beaches near Stearns Wharf; discover the isolated beauties of the Gaviota Coast, the wild and windswept Guadalupe Dunes. Hike Cold Spring Canyon and many more friendly trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains and the magnificent backcountry of Los Padres National Forest.

© Cheri Rae and John McKinney/The Trailmaster. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Walk Santa Barbara" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 61.
... Preview: On this walk, you’ll visit a dream garden, pass a world-renowned resort and the breathtaking homes perched on “America’s Riviera,” discover a stair-step street, glimpse a hidden fountain and even walk ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This beach hike begins at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. At the turn of the 20th-century the Hendry family owned the beach and it was known as Hendry’s. Today some Santa Barbarans refer to it as “Hen ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A deep sandstone gorge cut by the Arroyo Hondo “Deep Stream” is the highlight of a new preserve on the Gaviota Coast. The 782-acre Arroyo Hondo Ranch was purchased for $7 million by the Land Trust for ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking
... Preview: The Arts and Crafts Movement and its most prolific architectural expression— the bungalow—flourished in Santa Barbara during the first two decades of the 20th century. The movement was dedicated to pr ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Cachuma Lake, besides storing an important part of Santa Barbara’s water supply, is a popular weekend destination for Southland anglers, campers, birdwatchers and hikers. Cachuma Lake’s trail system i ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Carpinteria is one of the state park system’s more popular beachfront campgrounds. A broad beach, gentle waves, fishing and clamming are among the reasons for this popularity. A tiny visitor center (o ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Carpinteria Salt Marsh is a remnant of a once far more vast wetland, several miles wide, that extended from the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Pacific. Downtown Carpinteria stands on former m ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Cold Spring Canyon’s near-wilderness nature is all the more surprising when considering its location—scarcely a mile as the orange-crowned warbler flies from the villas of the rich and famous, and jus ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: For the walker, the attractions of Douglas Family Preserve are many. Cliff-hugging Monterey pine and cypress trees frame grand coastal views from Pt. Mugu to Gaviota. A lovely stand of coastal live oa ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Historians credit architect Peter Barber with the idea for a palm-lined shoreline drive along East Beach. Barber got his idea after visiting tree-lined avenues in Europe. As mayor of Santa Barbara in ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Before discussing the canyon’s trails, it’s imperative to mention the canyon’s turnaround. What a turnaround! The El Capitan Canyon of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s was a private, drive-in camp with scores ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Monarch butterflies and mellow beaches are the highlights of this coast walk north of Santa Barbara. Autumn, when the crowds have thinned and the butterflies have arrived, is a particularly fine time ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Elings Park has everything a park should have: a developed side with picnic tables, soccer and softball fields, a BMX track, a war memorial and an amphitheater; also a wild side with vista points and ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Around seven o’clock in the evening of February 23, 1942, while most Americans were listening to President Roosevelt’s fireside chat on the radio, strange explosions were heard near Goleta. In the fir ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Figueroa Mountain, located in Los Padres National Forest 25 air miles behind Santa Barbara, is one of the most botanically intriguing areas in Southern California. The mountain’s upper slopes are fore ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Los Olivos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Perched atop a commanding mesa overlooking Zaca Canyon, the valley and the wilderness beyond, Firestone Vineyard is the oldest (established in 1972) estate winery in the county. The large (by valley s ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Los Olivos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Follow in the footsteps of famous pathfinder John C. Frémont on this ridgetop ramble to an overlook of the Santa Ynez Valley. In 1846, Frémont led an American Army battalion south from Monterey. At Ch ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: As the push to secure Gaviota’s permanent protection in parkland continues, hikers can sample the recreation potential of this wonderful coastline. While it may be a few years before Gaviota Coast Nat ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Father Juan Crespi of the 1769 Portolá Expedition dubbed the coastline here San Luis, in honor of the King of France. However, the soldiers of the expedition thought that la gaviota, Spanish for seagu ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: It would be unfair to say no one stops in Gaviota Pass. The pass hosts a Caltrans rest area, site of the only public restrooms along a 250-mile length of Highway 101 between Los Angeles and the hamlet ... From the guidebook "Walk Santa Barbara"
Gaviota, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 8.5