Join us on the trail ride of a lifetime in Santa Barbara
Horseback trail riding in the American Riviera. Our friendly wranglers and well-trained horses are the best in Santa Barbara. Join us for an unforgettable ride!
Experience Santa Barbara’s scenic vistas, mountain views and wide open spaces in nature’s year round playground. Our world class rides are available any time of year thanks to the temperate climate of the American Riviera. Expertly trained horses, saddlery, and friendly guides are provided for this unforgettable trail ride.
Located in Santa Barbara, California, just north of Los Angeles, we are the closest location to LA County for horseback beach riding. Our beach and trail rides utilize the beautiful Montecito Trails Foundation network, meandering through canopies of coastal live oaks, mossy willows, stunning estates and breathtaking beaches.
For All Experience Levels
We offer trail rides for guests 12 years old and up. Los Padres Outfitters is open 7 days per week, year round thanks to the temperate climate of Central Coast California. No experience is necessary to enjoy the great outdoors on horseback. Our horses are suitable for riders with all levels of horseback riding experience.
A Ride For Everyone
Individual, group, family, sunset, sunrise, and picnic adventures can be arranged any time of year and for any number of people; with advance notice, we can accommodate more than 10. Our family has been riding these trails for generations. Join us for an incredible trail ride in the heart of Old California.
Ultimate Picnic Package
Enjoy a scenic picnic at the end of your trail ride. Dismount and your guide will take you to a secluded spot with incredible views of land and sea. We prepare a specially curated selection of locally sourced treats. Let us know if you have any dietary requirements; you’re welcome to provide your own wine.
Trail Ride Packages
- $150 per person, 1 1/2 two-hour ride
- $75 per person, each additional hour
- $250 per person, 2 1/2 hour picnic ride
- Minimum 2 people per private ride
- Ask about custom packages and locations
A friend and I went out for their two-hour ride and it was the best horseback riding I have ever done. I’m used to horses plodding along and the novelty wears off quickly, but not this one. The horses are wonderful and still have personality and the scenery is so varied and truly inaccessible except by horse! You weave through all these incredible trails around Montecito and down to the bluffs along the ocean. The wranglers were kind and helpful and I cannot recommend Los Padres enough!