Douglas Family Preserve

EASY 11 reviews

Douglas Family Preserve is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.4 miles 194 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
20 days ago

Nice for families to walk along the coastline. Handicap accessible. We pushed our disabled daughter in her chair along it without difficulty. Great view.

walking
2 months ago

It's not a hike - rather a nice place to take your dogs off leash. Solid views of course.

2 months ago

Super easy, family friendly hike. Great for my young kids (3 and 5).

walking
3 months ago

This isn't a hike unless you start by Hendrys, even so it's kind of just a walk in a circle. Good off leash area, great in the spring time when things are blooming.

hiking
3 years ago

Beware this is a off leash dog friendly trail! If you have small children and they are afraid of dogs this may not be the best trail to do. The views are amazing and it is a very family friendly hike.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice shortish trail. Starts with climb, levels off, then down again. Good for families and runners as well as single hikers. Very pretty views along bluff. You can see the ocean and get nice views of the Arroyo Burro Park below.

hiking
3 years ago

More of a stroll, but it's nice that they were to able to preserve a natural portion of the Mesa. Lots of dogs.

walking
4 years ago

Great views! Very dog friendly, but spacious enough. It's a short trail.

hiking
4 years ago

Good trail, but its starting to become too traveled. Dogs are tearing it up a little bit, but its a good spot to view the ocean.

hiking
5 years ago

Really, really torn up now that it's considered a dog park. Dogs weren't even allowed when it was the Wilcox Property. Each time I go, there seem to be more trails crossing the various areas and the main trails have widened. Of course, the ocean is still there and can't be spoiled. Often there are dolphins playing in the waves.

hiking
5 years ago

Wonderful trail views of ocean and great dog park!