With some trails reopened, is it safe to hike in the Thomas Fire burn zone?

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While the Los Padres National Forest has reopened Thomas Fire burn area trails, the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County trails remain closed. What does that mean for those who want to get back onto their favorite routes?


The latest map of open and closed trails as of May 25. While Los Padres National Forest has reopened Thomas Fire burn area trails, City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County trails remain closed.


Parts of the upper San Ysidro Trail are completely washed out with a deadly dropoff below. (Photo credit: Ray Ford)

Credits

Guest:
Ray Ford - Outdoor reporter, Noozhawk - @riveray

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes