Trails Closed in the Thomas Fire Burn Area

The County of Santa Barbara Joins the US Forest Service in designating those County trails within the Thomas Fire Burn area closed to the public. Due to unstable soil conditions and damaged trails due to subsequent rain storms, and with the public's safety as our first concern, these trails shall remain closed into the foreseeable future. We will work closely with our partner agencies to continue to assess the situation for safe public use of the trails. Members of the public are urged to stay off the closed trails, and use trails to the west of the burn area such as the Rattlesnake, Tunnel and Jesusita trail systems.

Trails

The County of Santa Barbara joins the US Forest Service in designating those County trails that lead directly to Forest Trails within the Thomas Fire Burn area as closed to the public. Due to unstable soil conditions and damaged trails as a result of subsequent rain storms; the public's safety is our first concern and these trails will remain closed into the foreseeable future. We will work closely with our partner agencies and trail groups to continue to assess the situation for safe public use of the trails, and will begin to open sections of these trails as we are able. Members of the public are urged to stay off the posted closed trails and heed the closure signs. The closed trails include the Romero, San Ysidro, Hot Springs, McMennemy and Cold Springs trail systems and all trails within the National Forest. The Public is encouraged to use trails to the west of the burn area such as the Rattlesnake, Tunnel and Jesusita trail systems and the hiking only Saturday, Sunday and Monday use of the Baron Trail on the Gaviota Coast as well as the County portion of the Franklin Trail in Carpinteria.

Additional Trails Information: 

County Riding and Hiking Trails Advisory Committee (CRAHTAC)  

Rice Ranch Trails Map 

Front Country Trails 

Cachuma Hiking & Trails  

Montecito Trails Foundation  

Santa Barbara Hikes  

Santa Barbara Trail Guide  

Santa Barbara Trails Council