Santa Barbara, CA

More Mesa Open Space

Run through stands of scented eucalyptus trees with gorgeous views of the volcanic Channel Islands on this 3 mile loop of coastal Goleta. More Mesa is an attractive open space area, featuring a network of flat, crisscrossing trails. One can also drop down to More Mesa Beach for some sand running alongside spectacular cliffs and caves. The beach is a bit narrow, so running might depend on tides. Note that the beach is ‘clothing optional’.

Best access to More Mesa is off of Shoreline Dr. near the horse farm. Note there are no facilities in More Mesa.

Add-Ons: For a longer run, the Obern Trail Bike Path is just east of the park, and goes for 3+ miles.  Also, our route in UC Santa Barbara, and lagoon loop.

 

 

 

Essentials
  • 3.1 mile (5.km) loop, with additional trails in More Mesa. Good add-on option is the Obern Trail Bike Path.
  • 159 feet
  • Access from Shoreline Dr.
  • Park at the More Mesa Trailhead off of Shoreline Drive

Comment on this Route/Share a Photo!

Share your feedback on this route and see that of other Great Runs users. Click on the image icon to upload a photo. And please let us know if there are notes or changes we should incorporate!

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Essentials
  • 3.1 mile (5.km) loop, with additional trails in More Mesa. Good add-on option is the Obern Trail Bike Path.
  • 159 feet
  • Access from Shoreline Dr.
  • Park at the More Mesa Trailhead off of Shoreline Drive