Run Details

Come join Santa Barbara County Trails Council on Franklin Trail for the 6th annual Island View Trail Run. The run begins at Carpinteria High School, winding around the school parking lot and adjacent orchards where the trail emerges onto a lovely uphill single track with magnificent ocean views. A steady climb and switchbacks will take you up Franklin Canyon with numerous vistas along the way. Past the first single track, you run on dirt roads alongside several ranches, well-developed coastal scrub and mixed chaparral. The 4-mile course is an out and back, turning at the end of the first section of the single-track trail just before the dirt road gate. The 10-mile course is also an out and back but continues on a dirt road towards the top of the hillside to the beginning of the Los Padres National Forest single-track trail. The 16.0-mile course is also an out & back that enters the Los Padres National Forest at 1700 feet and reaches the crest at 3700 feet — a gain of 2000 feet over three miles.

Morning Of Packet Pick-Up

Please plan on picking up your race bib and T-Shirt during runner check in – 45 minuets before your event begins on Saturday – October 29, 2022. 

Run Info

We strongly encourage you to bring a hydration bottle or pack for the event as you can refill at the aid stations.

Packet pick-up will be the morning of the run – Saturday, October 29th. Please arrive at least 45 minuets before your race start time to allow for plenty of time. 

Aid Stations will be at 2 mile, 5 mile and 8 mile turn-around points. All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte powder (LMNT), GU packets as well as assorted sweet & salty snacks at the 2 & 5 mile aid stations.

Starts Times are staggered as follows: 16 miler….8:00 a.m. 10 miler….8:30 a.m. 4 miler….9:00 a.m.

All finishers receive a T-Shirt & finisher medal in addition to being part of the product raffle.

The course closes at 1:00 p.m. for all runners.

16 mile participants must clear the 5 mile aid station before 10:30am in order to proceed up the single track to the 8 mile turn around.

Run Sponsors

Run Sponsors – we thank you so much for supporting Santa Barbara County Trails Council through this race event.

Mountain Air Sports, Santa Barbara Running Company, Patagonia, Hydro Flask, Scarpa, Petzl, Outdoor Research, The Sespe Group, Jimmy J. and others for material support, donations of raffle items, and giveaways for the race. Coffee donated by Dune Coffee Roasters.


There are no refunds for this run. If you are physically incapacitated and unable to do the race or there is a major life crisis that occurs preventing you from attending race day the organization will review your situation and will consider a refund.


Please, we ask that you do not bring your trail dog. The single-track sections of the trail will be best if only accommodating runners. Thank You

Late/ Morning of Registration

Registering the day of the event will be stressful for all so please try to do it online. Shirts will NOT be included for late registrations. Sorry, we need to know ahead of time for ordering purposes.