Welcome

The Gaviota to Guadalupe Trail Study will identify the preferred routes for a continuous trail through Northern Santa Barbara County with links to the coast. Input from community members will help us to determine the best routes for the trail. Join us to learn about this process, review preliminary study results, and share your recommendations and local knowledge.

What is the Interim Coastal Trail Study?

The primary objective for this study is to identify an alignment or braided alignments for a continuous California Coastal Trail through Northern Santa Barbara County. The alignment will be located primarily within road corridor rights of way and on public land where available but avoid alignments across private land. The study area is from the northern county border at the City of Guadalupe to the beach at Gaviota State Park.

The Interim Coastal Trail Study will analyze current conditions, seek input from the public (stakeholders) to fully understand existing and future trail opportunities, and recommend multi-use trail routes that will create a healthier and more vibrant County.

About the Project

The Santa Barbara County Trails Council has been contracted by SBCAG to prepare the Northern Santa Barbara County Interim California Coastal Trail Alignment and Improvement Study. The purpose of the study is to identify an interim alignment of the multi-use trail through an analysis of constraints and opportunities. The limits of the study extend from the San Luis Obispo County Line to Gaviota State Park and include spur alignments to coastal accesses including Jalama Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Sal and Guadalupe Dunes. Alignments will be generally proposed on publicly owned land predominantly along roadway shoulders.

Once complete, the study will provide a more efficient, focused, and coordinated approach to future trail alignments and parallel infrastructure projects linking completed segments of the California Coastal Trail to the north and south of the study area and beyond.

Workshops

We Need Your Input!

The Gaviota to Guadalupe Trail Study will identify the preferred routes for a continuous trail through Northern Santa Barbara County with links to the coast. With the community input received at the May 2019 public meeting, preferred trail routes and links have been identified. Please join us to learn more about the preferred routes and share your recommendations and local knowledge.

When:  Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm

Where:  Buellton Recreation Center, Room A, 301 Second Street, Buellton, CA 93427

Event Announcement:  Download PDF

Contact Us:  coastaltrail@nullsbtrails.org

Gaviota to Guadalupe Trail Study

Contact

Contact us for more information about the Gaviota to Guadalupe Trail Study

coastaltrail@nullsbtrails.org