From the steep hike up Grass Mountain to the gorgeous views from Lover’s Loop, hiking on Midland’s property never disappoints. As a biodiversity hotspot and home of unique geologic features, our trails are a world of wonders. Keep your eye out for the Santa Barbara Jewelflower, one of the rarest annual plants in North America, look for the 100 million-year-old fault that runs through the area and watch & listen for the diverse wildlife that inhabits this land. The Midland School trails are managed and maintained in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Trails Council. Please consider supporting our efforts to maintain these trails for all to enjoy!
Obtain Your Hiking Permit
For individuals or small groups
In order to hike as an individual or small group (five or fewer people), you must have a permit, which you can obtain one of two ways: (1) complete our annual hiking permit online in advance, (2) fill out a day pass at the trailhead.
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