Virtual Trail

Santa Barbara’s Hills

Photograph courtesy and copyright ©Mark DaFoe

A hill is where the land gets higher, but not as high as a mountain. In Santa Barbara, the hills are between the coast and the mountains.

The plants, animals, and human activities change in the hills. In the Santa Barbara hills, you will find oak and bay trees, a group of plant types called chaparral, and some houses. Our hills are part of a huge national forest called the Los Padres National Forest. Stage coaches used to drive over these hills to get to Santa Barbara!


To Do

On your map,

• make a space for the city of Santa Barbara

• color in a strip of hills

• label “Santa Barbara” and “hills”

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