Front Country Trails

The City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, and the Los Padres National Forest share jurisdictional oversight of  Santa Barbara's Front Country Trails (FCT). Ongoing and newly identified multi-use issues on the FCT continue to be a source of concern for the 3 agencies who are involved with the trail management and trail-users, as well as maintenance, management, planning and governance issues. The primary purpose of the Task Force is to develop recommendations which should be considered by the three jurisdictions in order to foster responsible, cohesive and comprehensive management of the Front Country Trails for the greater good of the community. Additionally, the Task Force will provide a public forum to solicit and gather input from the public, trails users, property owners, community organizations and interest groups.