Thomas Fire Update

SBMTV attended a Thomas Fire meeting hosted by Santa Barbara County District Ranger Smith along with other local trail advocacy groups, on Tuesday, January 2nd.    Ranger Smith briefed the group on the extent of the damage, with over 57 drainages stripped of vegetation across our front country, and concerns around the potential for devastating flooding and landslides.  

Given the extent of devastation and risk to public safety, the Forest Service has closed all of the trails within the Thomas Fire closure area through the rainy season.    These trails include Romero, San Ysidro, Cold Springs, West Fork and Franklin along with other connecting Montecito trails within the forest service boundary.   You can view the Forrest Services most recent updates, closure map, and closure order.

Learn more about the Thomas Fire’s impact on local trails.

Current trail conditions are listed on the sidebar.


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