Douglas Family Preserve

EASY 25 reviews

Douglas Family Preserve is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Santa Barbara, California 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

29 days ago

Very peaceful, flat terrain. Not as many dogs as I anticipated but the ones encountered were very friendly as were their owners! Great view photo op of Hendrys. Decided to loop around and take a few different paths (some concrete) on the return and ended up at a different entrance! But it was well worth it, I navigated through some back alleys of the Mesa neighborhoods and loved it. All in all, great family walk, definitely not a hike though.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Very easy, not really a hike at all, more like a walk. Great ocean view over the bluffs, and plenty of shade for most of the trail. People do well cleaning up after themselves too, it's always looks nice here.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

wow what an amazing place. I am extremely out of shape and had a blast walking this trail. thank you Douglas family! everyone was so nice. there is not a bathroom near so I suggest using one before you hit the trail.

walking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Love this very dog friendly area to walk! Thank you Doulas Family!

walking
9 months 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
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

walking
11 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.

walking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 30, 2015

hiking
Monday, September 30, 2013

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
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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.