© 2015 by Montecito Trails Foundation. 

Mission Statement

The Montecito Trails Foundation (MTF) is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of public trails in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.

Established is 1964, MTF is a volunteer organization funded through tax-deductible membership dues and donations. MTF works in collaboration with local agencies and non-profit entities to ensure the continued use of the area's scenic trails. 

Board Members

Ashlee Mayfield, President

 

Paddy McMahon, Vice President

 

Kyle Slattery, Treasurer

 

Sheila Snow, Secretary

Kristiana Almeida (ms.kristiana@gmail.com)

Barbara Cleveland ( bcleve3@cox.net)

Ashlee Mayfield (ashleemayfield@mac.com)

Paddy McMahon (paddymcmahon@verizon.net)

Jenni Miller (jennifer@nshmlaw.com)

Tony Morris (tonymorrisca@gmail.com)

Jane Murray (ltvolunteer@yahoo.com)

Kyle Slattery ( kylenslattery@yahoo.com)

Kevin Snow ( haybarn@cox.net)

Sheila Snow ( sossb@silcom.com)

Hans Van Koppen ( hansvk@cox.net)

Our board meetings are a little more formal than this.

Some of our History

1959 

The Montecito Riding and Hiking Trails Association was organized.

 

1964 

The Montecito Trails Foundation was formed to:

Preserve historic Indian and Spanish trails in southern SB County

Acquire and develop new trails per requirements of the County Gen'l Plan

Maintain and improve existing trails for public use

Partner with SB County to widen trails for public safety

 

1968

The Cynthia Woods trail is built.

 

1970

The first official MTF trails map (map Chairman, Norman Vincent) is printed, and 163 members join.

 

1972

The Romero Canyon connector trail is built, from the So Cal Edison towers down to the old campgrounds.

 

1972

Old Saddlerock trail is reopened.

 

1973

The Association reaches 155 members.

 

1973

In March the trail through Casa Dorinda was approved by the County Board of Supervisors, and recorded.

 

1973

The Robertson trail is completed.

 

1973

The Ramsey Harris trail is completed.

 

1973

Si Jenkins sponsors the Fearing Trail (also know as Tupper-Fearing trail), named after Colonel Fearing, who lived at 777 Romero Canyon.

 

2000

The Girard Trail is constructed

 

2002

The Association reaches 1420 members.

 

2003

The Association reaches 1081 members.

 

2003

The newly revised MTF map is published.

 

2004

MTF’s 40th birthday! New signs posted on 300 trails.

 

2005

Severe storm damage incurred. MTF spends most of 2006 rebuilding washed out trails.

 

2006

The George Collins Memorial Trail over the Buena Vista Water Company property links the San Ysidro, Romero Canyon, and Old Pueblo Trail *(from the 1968 annual letter)